The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammed Musa Bello, has felicitated with residents of the territory as they celebrate Christmas today.
” On behalf of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, I warmly felicitate with residents of the FCT, especially the Christian faithful on the celebration of Christmas.
The Minister in his message enjoined Christians to” rededicate themselves to the virtues of love, unity and peace,” adding, ” because the FCT was founded on these same virtues of peace and unity, and as residents we have the responsibility to uphold these virtues.
Bello also called for prayers for the peace , progress and stability of the country while assuring that the administration is committed to the welfare and well-being being of the residents.
” I implore you therefore to use the occasion to pray for Nigeria, and her leaders at all levels for the peace, progress and stability of our dear country, today, and in the years to come.
“As we enjoy the festivities I wish to assure all residents of the continuous commitment of the FCT Administration to ensure the wellbeing and welfare of all.
“The FCT Administration remains especially obligated to ensuring the security of the FCT during the yuletide and I call for the cooperation of residents by assisting the security agencies in the discharge of their responsibilities.
The Minister urged the people to be security conscious and to comply with COVID19 safety protocols.
"I urge you to be security conscious and to report all suspicious acts or persons to the security agencies at all times for it is only when we work together that we can overcome our security challenges.
” My dear residents, as you must be aware, we are now confronted with a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is characterized with a very sharp rise in the number of positive cases in the Territory and across the country.
“This is therefore not the time to be complacent and I urge you all to keep safe by abiding by already established COVID 19 prevention protocols of regular hand washing or sanitizing, facial covering, maintaining physical distancing and vaccination.
“Once again, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the best of the holidays.