Labour Party(LP), has called on Nigerians especially leaders to let the lessons learnt from the birth of Jesus Christ guide thier lives individually and collectively to make the world a beautiful place to live.
The National Chairman of the Labour Party(LP), Julius Abure ,said this in his Christmas message to Nigerians on Momday in Abuja.
According to him, Christmas is known as the day of remembrance for the birth of Jesus Christ, beyond that significance, it is the remembrance of the day heaven came down to the earth for the sake of redemption of mankind.
He said that the coming of Jesus was to bring joy to the world by reconciling humanity with divinity.
He said that Jesus came to make the world a better place but today that purpose was being challenged by the evil actions of men.
“The destiny of nations is being changed by men in the position of authority and the will of God is being continuously subverted by power hijackers.
“Nigeria is an example of a nation which God created and ensured that abundance of deposits of resources are huge enough to make us a giant nation.
” Nigeria must have been created as a perfect example of ‘heaven on earth’ but leadership has remained the bane and today, in spite of the abundance of resources, Nigeria is ranked as one of the poorest nations in the world.
” Today, most Nigerians would be celebrating the Christmas on an empty stomach due to bad leadership.”
Abure said that that the Federal Government’s policy that guarantees reduction by half, transportation for holiday markers was not sustainable not solve the major problems on ground.
“The question has always been, what happens after the yuletide when the scheme would have cease to function ?
“Would government also subsidise transport system in Nigeria as it boasted months ago? Schools will be opening in early January, how do the poverty stricken Nigerian grapple with that chaos waiting to happen?
“Did it ever occur to this government that a good percentage of those Nigerians travelling may never return to their base due to economic strangulation perpetuated by this government as one of its economic policies?
” In all these uncertainty facing millions of Nigeria, I will still wish Nigerians a happy celebration and also plead with them to keep fate alive because a new Nigeria is not just possible but is already on the horizon,”Abure said