By Our Correspondent, Calabar
Professor Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state has called on Christians in the state to imbibe the virtues of Jesus Christ whose birth, he said, brought a refreshing dawn to mankind.
Describing Christ as a symbol of humility and selflessness, the Governor in a Christmas message to Christians said the season comes with lessons.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Ita, Professor Ayade, said Christ’s humility and selflessness should be imbibed by Nigerians, especially, political leaders.
“He was born in a manger, a place no one would choose to be born, yet He is God and Saviour. Christmas reminds us that humility and selflessness are the hallmarks of leadership, as exhibited by Christ Himself”, the statement quoted governor Ayade as saying.
“This season readily reminds us of our duties; as political leaders and leaders in all strata of human endeavours to show salutary examples in all we do” Professor Ayade further said in the statement.
The Cross River state governor wished Christians peace and joy as they celebrate the birth of Jesus and charged them to remain committed to the lessons of Christmas.
“As you celebrate the birth of our saviour, remember the reason for the season and let it never depart from you hearts”, he said.