Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has urged Nigerians to live in love, peace, and togetherness in order to advance the country.
Mbah said this in his Christmas message to the people of Enugu State and Nigerians on Monday in Enugu.
The governor reaffirmed his dedication to creating a new Enugu State, stressing that his goals include leading an Enugu State where love, peace, and unity are paramount.
He said this is in addition to eradicating poverty and growing the state’s economy seven-fold to $30 billion.
He reminded the Christian faithful and the nation that the true meaning of Christmas is love, saying this was 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 said.
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.”