The governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has urged Nigerians to live in love, peace, and togetherness in order to advance the country.
This came even as he reaffirmed his dedication to creating a new Enugu State, stressing that his goals included leading an Enugu State where love, peace, and unity are paramount, in addition to eradicating poverty and growing the state’s economy sevenfold to $30 billion.
Mbah made the call in his goodwill message to the people of the State and Nigerians at Christmas, reminding the Christian faithful and the nation that the true meaning of Christmas is love—the reason God sent His only begotten Son to be born as man for the redemption of humankind.
“Love is the reason for Christmas, as we celebrate the height of love wherein God sent His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to be born as man for our salvation.
“Thus, as we commemorate His birth, let us likewise imbibe and exemplify the values of love, peace, harmony, selflessness, and being our brother’s keeper, as Christ had shown us by example.
“We can only create the Enugu State of our dreams and advance the country by sincerely pursuing these virtues”, he stated.
To the people of Enugu, Mbah said: “Rest assured of our commitment to not only grow the state’s economy from the present $4.4 billion to $30 billion, eradicate poverty from our state, and indeed make it the premier destination for business, investment, tourism, and living, but also to be governor for all and lead a state where love, peace, and unity are paramount.
“It is not lost on us that the latter are conditions precedent for achieving the much needed transformation and progress. And on these, we will lead by example.”
He wished the Christian faithful and the nation a merry Christmas.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Mainstream Media