The former Commissioner for Regional Integration in the State of Osun, Hon Bola Ilori, has called on christians residing in Osun to live a Christ like life by showing love to one another.
Felicitating with the christians of the state and Nigerians at Christmas, Ilori stressed the importance of the season and urged privileged citizens to reach out to those in need in the spirit of the yuletide.
Noting that Jesus Christ made sacrifice for mankind, the former commissioner in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Osun on Monday, he charged citizens to take advantage of the season to show love to one another.
Ilori also used the occasion to pray for the state and the governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola saying people of the state should expect agressive dividend of democracy in the state
According to him, “Let us remember those who do not have food, clothing and other material needs around us and give them something out of the little or much we have. There is nothing too insignificant to spare or too big to give.
“Not only this, I enjoin you all that as you commemorate this event, we should maintain peace and order and equally give our best to others in the service of the Living God.”
The statement felicitated with Christians all over the state, saying that the Christmas story is associated with the physical manifestation of the love of God to human race because God gave man his son to redeem man from the original Adamic sin.
“No wonder his birth was originally announced by the angel with songs of joy and a message of goodwill to all men.
“Therefore, I congratulate the entire citizens of Osun and entire people of the country on this gift of God which all need to open up their hearts and receive for their redemption.
“On the other hand I specially congratulate Christians for a renewed hope the anniversary of his birth brought to us.
“I therefore urge all Christians to show love to all they come across or live with anywhere in the world. This is the true sign that we know the God of love. Showing love should cut across religious and ethnic divides. In Christ Jesus, there is no hatred at all,” he explained.
Ilori prayed “May this celebration be everlasting for you all and may you never have cause to weep at this season.