The Secretary to the State Government of Osun, Hon. Teslim Igbalaye has admonished all and sundry to seize the symbolic occasion of the birth of the Jesus Christ to extend acts of love and kindness to all mankind, especially the less privileged in the society.
Hon. Igbalaye, in his Christmas message to people of Osun isolated the inherent qualities of Jesus Christ as love, care, selflessness and compassion for the weak, vulnerable and the less-privileged.
Part of the message by the State’s Scribe said, “Christmas is a season that radiates the depth of God’s love that we should emulate in our relationship with our neighbours, irrespective of status and creed. This season is another opportunity to increase our acts of kindness and touch the less privileged in our society.
“The season means so much more than just mere merriment. It is a veritable avenue to extend love to the less-privileged who are disadvantaged in several ways. In this special season therefore, I urge you all to spread love and be your brother’s keeper. Let us put smiles on the faces of the weak and vulnerables. This is the real essence of Christmas”,he emphasized
While commending residents for the peaceful atmosphere the State had enjoyed over the years, the SSG urged them to emulate Jesus Christ and continue to pray for continued peace in the State.
The former Chairman of Osogbo Local Government used the opportunity to appreciate the support and love shown to the ruling Party during and after the 16th July, 2022 gubernatorial election and urged them to cooperate with Governor Adeleke in his efforts to take Osun to greater heights.
He then wished Osun people a Merry Christmas and a prosperous year 2023, calling on them to continue to pray for sustained peace and progress in the State, especially as Nigerians prepare for next year’s general elections.
Press Officer, SSG