Minister tasks FCT residents on peace and love




By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka

Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory to spread the gospel of love, tolerance and peaceful co-existence as the nation celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ (Christmas).
The minister gave this charge today in an address to mark the 2014 Christmas celebration.
He congratulated the residents, particularly the Christians on this spiritual occasion adding that the celebration calls for sober reflection as well as emulating the exemplary live of Jesus Christ.
The minister also expressed gratitude to God for the privilege and mercy to join Christians in other parts of the world to commemorate this auspicious day in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
He urged Christians to imbibe the virtues which Christ lived for; charging residents of the Federal Capital Territory to re-dedicate themselves to the service of God and humanity to make the world a better place.
He urged residents to re-dedicate themselves to the service of God and humanity to make the world a better place.
He appealed that FCT residents continue to be good neighbours to their fellow residents, irrespective of religious beliefs.
He added that residents should endeavour to make a firm resolution to commit themselves to selfless service to the growth and development of Nigeria.
The minister also enjoined residents to continue to supplicate to God for the well being, peace and prosperity of the country as well as the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Meanwhile, Mohammed equally admonished residents to eschew violence during and after the 2015 General Election; insisting that Nigeria must remain a united and indivisible country; adding that peace is paramount for the development of any nation.
He said: “The FCT Administration would continue to discharge its statutory responsibility to all residents of the federal capital territory especially, in the protection of lives and property.

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