In the spirit of the season, the President of the 8th Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has rejoiced with the Christian faithful as they celebrate Christmas.
To ensure a happy celebration in the face of the biting economic hardship, the former Senate President has in his usual characteristic doled out cash and food items as palliative to the Christian faithful, party members, artisans, transporters, associations, assemblies, and other religious and community groups in Kwara State.
According to his Press Officer on Local Matters, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir, the gesture is an annual practice to identify with the people of Kwara during yuletide periods, particularly the Christians to ensure they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with joy.
He disclosed that the distribution of the palliative items commenced on Sunday, 24 December, and is being coordinated by the State Secretary of the PDP, Comrade Abdulrahman Abdullahi Kayode, Alhaji Nasir Subair, and other committee members.
Abdulqadir quoted Saraki as describing the season as a unique one in a calendar year and asked the people to celebrate with love and great hope that the coming year will be better.
He also admonished the Christian faithful to re-commit themselves to the ideals and teachings of Jesus Christ which include piety, love, generosity, and peaceful coexistence.
“As we merry, let’s remember to pray for our country Nigeria, and Kwara State to flourish, so we can celebrate the coming years in abundance and fulfillment,” he said.
While expressing concern over the economic situation in Nigeria and Kwara State in particular, Saraki encouraged the people to remain hopeful and believe in their ability to make the right choices of leadership that will lead the country and the state on the right path.
Press Officer on Local Matters,
Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office