The Kogi State Governor-Elect, Hon. Ahmed Usman Ododo has urged the people of the state and Nigerians at large to Imbibe the spirit of nation building and sacrifice for the country to achieve greatness.
Ododo made the charge in a statement he issued to commemorate this year’s Christmas celebration.
In the statement releases by his Media Office, the governor -elect said the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ is a period “for deep reflection on the need to think and act in manners that bring glory to our nation.
Ododo said : “It is Christmas and its significance to the Christians is immense.
“I rejoice with Christians and Nigerians on this auspicious period when we celebrate the birth of Christ and his service to humanity.
“This is a period for sober reflection and commitment to practices and attitudes that can help build our nation.
” Jesus Christ was selfless and completely committed to the service and redemption of humanity.
“As leaders and citizens, we must constantly remind ourselves of the need to support the weak and provide for the needy in the society.
“We must promote our nation with the right policies and patriotic zeal.
“It is heartwarming that our party and our leader, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has shown immense and an unimpeachable commitment to humanitarian activities by putting in place, deliberate policies to stamp out poverty and give the people meaningful livelihood.
“In line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of our President and leader, His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello has also worked with policies that has drastically reduced poverty in Kogi State.”
The Governor-Elect promised to build on the legacies of Governor Yahaya Bello when he assumes the leadership of the state in January 2024.
His words : “For eight years, we have watched at close quarters, an administration that has redefined the place of Kogi State in the national polity and which has been fair to all religions and ethnic divides.
“When we step into the big shoes in January, we shall build on these legacies.
” I have been hired by the people of Kogi State to be their servant.
“My team and I will serve with every sense of responsibility and iron-cast commitment to the development of the state.
“We will defend the interest of all ethnic and religious persuasions and foster an unbreakable bond among the people as a platform for prosperity and development.” (vitalnewsngr.com)