The immediate past Governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has enjoined Nigerians celebrating Christmas to remember the needy in the society during their merriment this festive season.
This, according to the former governor, is the only way to accord proper meaning to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Mimiko, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, John Paul Akinduro said the celebration of Christmas should be seen by all as an oppurtunity to share and exhibit love for one another.
He said: “As we celebrate the birth of Christ with families and friends, let us remember the needy, we must uphold the very values Jesus taught and embodied by sharing with others and caring for those on society’s margins, the sick, the poor and the hungry.”
He admonished Nigerians of all backgrounds to continue to live in harmony with one another.
“We have lived together in unity and solidarity throughout history, we must find strength in our diversity and continue to accommodate one and another regardless of our political, religious and ethnic affiliations,” the former governor said.
While wishing Christians in Ondo state and the country at large a Merry Christmas, Mimiko urged them not to forget the lessons of love as one of the ideal of Christmas.