The Osi Bashorun Of Ibadanland and President Adeduntan Cardiovascular and Diagnostic Centre (ACDC) Ibadan, Chief Dr. Azeez Popoola Adeduntan has felicitated Christian faithful in Oyo state and the country on the occasion of this year’s Christmas celebration.
In a statement issued through his Media office in Ibadan, Adeduntan said Christmas is a special festive occasion to pray for unity, peace and prosperity of Ibadanland, Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole.
He called on the people of the state to rededicate themselves to the service of humanity in line with the true teachings of Jesus Christ which emphasises tolerance, patience, brotherly kindness, care for the needy and love for one another, among other virtues.
“The yuletide season presents us an opportunity once more to love, share and forgive. I urge all of us in Oyo State irrespective of religion, party affiliation and other visible differences to utilise the period to pray for unity, peace and prosperity in the state.
“We must also rededicate ourselves to the true virtues of faith in God, love for one another, honesty and peaceful co-existence. It is time to make these virtues more evident and practical in our daily lives,”
The founder, Dr Azeez Popoola Adeduntan Foundation (DAPAF) urged Christians, to spread love to their neighbours and remember the underprivileged as they celebrate Christmas.
He said when Nigerians begin to exhibit unconditional love to one another, the impact will bring about a positive change that will lead to unity and development which will move the nation forward.
“As we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, let us all remember that it is a time to spread the love of Christ with family, friends, neighbours and the underprivileged in the society.