As Nigerian Christian community joins its counterparts world over this Friday to celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has enjoined Christians to emulate Jesus’ virtue of love and charity.
Muhammadu, stressed that Christians should remember the less privileged of both faiths and extend a token of their love to them.
This is even as he directed the deployment of 50,000 personnel of the corps to compliment security during the yuletide season.
According to a press statement issued yesterday by the civil defence’s spokesman and assistant commandant, AC Emmanuel Okeh, the CG said the 50,000 would be stationed in strategic locations nationwide to ensure a very smooth and peaceful yuletide season.
AC Okeh quoted his principal as saying that, “I implore all Christians both in Nigeria and all over the world, that the great virtues laid down by Jesus Christ is worthy of emulation always, as this season of Christmas is a time encapsulated in love. The Haves should remember the less privileged, be they Christians and non Christians and extend a token of their love to them”.
The statement said Gana prayed the Almighty God to keep Nigeria safe throughout this period and usher all citizens into the New Year 2016 in long life and joyous prosperity, declaring that by the power of the Almighty God the New Year 2016, is a very good year for all Nigerians.
Again, the NSCDC helmsman called on Nigerians everywhere to be security conscious, as some persons also cash in on this yuletide season to express themselves in acts of vandalism and destruction of infrastructures important to both government and the populace.
Abdullahi promised that the highly motivated NSCDC personnel on ground nationwide will not hesitate to rise and quell any incidence of security threat.
The Leader of the Civil Defence pleaded with other security Agencies on synergy, noting, that when security Agencies cooperate with each other in the discharge of their constitutional mandates, the job to be done, however magnitude, becomes very easy and positive goals achieved, while the output of our collective effort is that Nigeria will be a haven of peace.