President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Christians to seek divine guidance for Nigeria to get out of the economic recession and other challenges besetting the nation.
In his Christmas messages, he sought the support of Nigerians in ensuring the success of the present administration in all its programmes.
President Buhari in his Christmas message to Nigerians said there was no better time than now in the nation’s history to pray for divine guidance to enable the country get out of the current challenges.
“During his earthly sojourn, Jesus Christ repeatedly reminded his disciples and followers of peace that comes in the midst of trials and tribulations on earth. We can have peace in Nigeria, if we all learn to tolerate and appreciate one another, respect constituted authority; and be our brothers’ keepers in word and deed,” Buhari said.
The President also urged Nigerians to use this period to offer special prayers to God for the soldiers currently engaged in the fight to restore peace and security in the North East and other flash points in the country.
“Let us also remember in our prayers for the security forces in the frontline in the continuing battle to rid our nation of terrorism and violence.
“During this period, we should remember to offer special prayers to God for all our heroic citizens who paid the supreme price to restore peace and security in the North East and other flash points in the country.”
He specifically expressed the need to remember the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who, according to him, have suffered untold hardship as a result of activities of insurgents and terrorism in the country.
President Buhari noted that the utmost concern of his administration was to alleviate the prevailing hardship Nigerians were going through by quickly stimulating the economy and renew their hope in the progress and prosperity of the nation.
“I assure Nigerians that our government is doing its best to make life easier for all,” the President added.