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CHRISTMAS: Clerics preach peace to all mankind

IN the face of diminishing colourful decorations in offices, domiciles and shopping plazas across the country, Nigerians irrespective of religion and political persuasion acknowledged that it’s Christmas. The day has much significance to Christians, to whom it symbolises the birth of Jesus Christ. On Christmas day, even the most irregular of churchgoers attend the Christmas service.

Despite prevailing economic hardship across the country which is made worst by current petrol scarcity that has made commuting a nightmare for hundreds of thousands seeking opportunity to visit country homes, Nigerians clergymen, as it is customary, have hope for a better tomorrow.

In different Christmas messages they have therefore appealed to millions of Nigerian Christians to eschew bitterness and pray for peace in every part of the nation even as they appealed to political leaders to address the challenges and uplift the living standard of the majority of the masses.



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