By Tony Edike
ENUGUâ€”THE Enugu State Governor, SullivanÂ Chime, has urged Nigerians to spend more time in prayer for the progress, growth and unity of the nation as they celebrate this yearâ€™s Christmas.
Chime noted that Jesus Christ, whose birth is being celebrated extolled the power of prayer and relied heavily on its efficacy in very difficult times during his life on earth.
In his Christmas messageÂ by the Special Adviser on Media, VinMartin Ilo, Governor Chime, who recalled Nigeriaâ€™sÂ journey as a nation since independence, said that the country needed God’s guidance now, more than ever, in confronting many of the challenges facing the country today.
While assuring indigenes and visitors coming home for Christmas that they were returning to an Enugu State, where security of life and property was guaranteed and most of the infrastructure are working, the Governor restated his preparedness to sustain the development efforts of the present administration and thanked them for their continued support and cooperation.
Chime also solicited for more prayers from all Nigerians for the quick recovery of President UmaruÂ Yarâ€™Adua, whom he described as a God fearing leader, who had worked assiduously in his determination to move Nigeria forward and has also created the enabling environment for state governments to function optimally.
While wishing all Nigerians a merry Christmas and God’s divine blessings in the New Year, he congratulated Nigeria on the golden celebrations of 50 years of herÂ independence as a nation state in 2010.