Better days lie ahead, Buhari assures in Christmas message

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, in his Christmas message to Nigerians, said he was deeply convinced that Nigeria will soon overcome the various challenges that she currently faced as a nation.

The message was relayed to journalists on Saturday, December 23, 2017, in Abuja.

In his message, he described Christmas as a season of peace, joy, healing, hope, and fulfilment.

He urged Nigerians to use the moment to appreciate and pray for the members of the armed forces who are fighting daily to keep the country safe and secure, report says.

The message reads:

‘I am deeply convinced that better days lie ahead for us as a nation as we make progress on all the major fronts where we have set our energies to surmount the challenges. I wish you all Happy Christmas celebrations.

The Holy Book describes Christmas as a festival of peace, joy, healing, hope and fulfilment. It kindles great expectations in the heart, irrespective of the challenges of the moment.

As we celebrate this Yuletide season, let us devote some time to pray and appreciate the sacrifices of members of our armed services to keep our nation safe and secure.

By the same token, and keeping with the spirit of the season, our gallant troops serving in the frontlines in the fight against insurgency; those wounded, lying in the hospital, as well as civilians who have suffered the brunt of evil and wicked elements these past years, deserve our fervent goodwill and sustained prayers.

The personal fortitude of these individuals will continue to inspire us to victory as we turn the tide against the enemy and annihilate those who work against the unity of our nation.’

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