The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has congratulated Nigerians on the occasions of Christmas and Eid-el-Malud celebrations.
In a statement on Thursday, Pastor Oritsejafor said:
“For the Christian and Muslim communities, the messages of the two celebrations are clear and key to our collective existence as a nation.
“I urge all to imbibe and demonstrate the virtues of peacefulness, care for one another and sacrifice that the birth of Christ Jesus and the Holy Prophet Mohammed preaches.
“The season presents us a great opportunity to reflect on the challenges confronting our nation.
“Let us use this occasion to strengthen our collective resolve to fight vices such as ethnicity, sectionalism and economic hardship that threatens to tear us apart.
“Let’s give our unalloyed support to the military as they fight to defeat Insurgency in the north east of Nigeria,” the statement read.