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CHRISTMAS: Kano gov urges Christians to be Christ-like

CHRISTMAS: Kano gov urges Christians to be Christ-like

Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has called on the people of Kano State particularly members of the Christian community to rededicate themselves to the service of humanity in line with the true teachings of Jesus Christ which emphasizes tolerance, patience, care for needy and love for one another.

The Governor felicitated with them as they celebrate this year’s Christmas.

This was contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner of Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye on Sunday.

Dantiye said the governor enjoined people in the state to continue living in peace and adhere to traffic rules and regulations in order to avoid all forms of road accidents and protect the lives of every road user.

According to him, the governor also urged Christians to use the festive period to pray for unity, peace and prosperity for the state and the country in general.

He then assured the people that his administration will continue to execute projects and programmes that are targeted towards the socio-economic development of the society.

Christmas, also known as Christmas Day, is an annual holiday celebrated on December 25th to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is one of the most widely celebrated festivals around the world, observed by billions of people, both religious and secular.

The word “Christmas” is derived from the Old English phrase “Cristes maesse,” meaning “Christ’s Mass.” While the religious significance of Christmas centers on the birth of Jesus, it has evolved into a cultural and secular celebration with various customs and traditions.

For Christians, Christmas is a sacred religious holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, believed to be the Son of God. The story of Jesus’ birth is detailed in the New Testament’s Gospel accounts, primarily in the books of Matthew and Luke. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem, fulfilling prophecies from the Old Testament. Christmas is a time for Christians to reflect on the significance of Jesus’ birth and his role as the savior of humanity.

In addition to its religious significance, Christmas has become a cultural and secular celebration observed by people worldwide. Many customs and traditions associated with Christmas have developed over time. These include decorating homes with Christmas trees, lights, and ornaments; exchanging gifts; singing carols; attending church services; and enjoying festive meals with family and friends. Santa Claus (also known as Father Christmas) is a popular figure associated with Christmas in many cultures, representing a jolly gift-giver who delivers presents to children on Christmas Eve.

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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