Governor of Osun State Ademola Adeleke has urged Christian faithfuls in the state to reflect the spiritual importance of Christmas by sharing love and fostering peace and unity.
Adeleke, who gave the advise in a statement by his spokesperson, Mr Olawale Rasheed, on Sunday in Osogbo, described Christmas as a moment of reflection on the blessings which the birth of Jesus Christ symbolised.
He urged residents, especially christians to embrace the spirit of compassion and kindness that the season reflected.
“I want to urge Osun residents to appreciate the strength and prospect of unity in driving the needed progress for the state. We should use the season to renew bonds, lend helping hands and spread love without boundaries.
“The birth of Jesus Christ as we have come to realise, is the most profound message on the power of love and how it can save,” Adeleke said.
He affirmed that the state government under his leadership will continue to prioritize welfare of the people by paying owed half salaries.
“The regular salaries and in a few days to come, the wage award agreed with labour leaders will be paid to give the needed funds to our workers to stimulate the economy”.
He further said that bonds totalling over N2.9 billion were recently issued to pensioners to put smiles on their faces.
Adeleke, however, assured residents of sustained commitment to moving the state forward, noting that ongoing projects and new ones would receive priority next year.