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General News of Friday, 24 December 2021

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Diri preaches love, unity at Christmas

Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has urged indigenes and residents of the state to embrace the spirit of love that Christmas exemplifies in their dealings with each other.

Diri, who gave the charge in his 2021 Christmas message on Friday, also called for unity, harmony and reconciliation among people of the state.

While wishing all believers a merry Christmas, the governor said his administration would continue to work for the people and foster love and unity based on its shared vision for the prosperity of all.

He said, “Without argument, unity and love are at the core of Christmas just as they are also at the core of being a Bayelsan.

“So, this Yuletide, as we are again reminded of God’s love and mercy, let us also commit to living in harmony with our neighbours, family and friends.”

Diri urged followers of Christ to rededicate themselves to God and be faithful to the fundamental values of Christianity, which are faith, love, charity and reconciliation.

“In the spirit of the season, be mindful that as we show love and compassion to our brothers and sisters, God will equally show us kindness. As we celebrate Christmas, with its glad tidings of great joy, let us remind ourselves that it is the will of our heavenly father that we prosper and be in health.

“This administration has set for itself the noble vision of sustainable prosperity for all and I again call on every Bayelsan to support this vision,” he said.

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