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Christmas: Isokan South LCDA Chair, Oyelami, Rejoices With Christians, Preaches Peace

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The Chairman, Isokan South Local Council Development Area of Osun State, Prince Wasiu Oyetunji Oyelami has congratulated Christians in Isokan South LCDA, Ikoyi and the entire State for witnessing yet another Christmas.

He however, urged them to continue to live peacefully in love and harmony with one another and with believers of other religions.

The Chairman made this known in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

Prince Oyelami said, “Christmas is a season to give and expect little in return. A time to preach peace and love. A time to forgive, be more united and forge ahead in the crucial task of building a very strong and vibrant nation”.

The statement said that God used the birth of Jesus Christ to pass a message of peace and love to the world.

The Isokan LCDA boss, noted that being alive to witness another Christmas is a privilege, judging by the prevailing circumstances in the nation.

Prince Oyetunji however advised citizens to continue to take personal responsibility for their safety against the COVID-19 pandemic, and not let down their guards especially during the festive period. The Chairman maintained that COVID-19 is real and citizens cannot afford to be reckless by violating the safety protocols against the pandemic. There are already indications of a second wave of the pandemic in the country.

He advised citizens to continue to maintain good personal hygiene and avoid crowded spaces and places with high-density gathering during this festive period.

He appealed to religious leaders not to relax their sensitization efforts within their domain.

This is the time when individuals, families and institutions must do what is right so that the entire citizenry can stay safe together.

Prince Oyelami however advised Christians to celebrate in moderation and to devote much time to appreciate God for His mercies and to reflect on the developmental challenges in the country, with a view to seeking God’s intervention.

He urged Christians to emulate Jesus Christ in words and indeed, adding, “God has used Christmas to teach us the lessons of humility and that He has the power to do all things”.

The Chairman enjoined the people to remember that the Covid-19 pandemic is still active and dangerous, urging them to comply with the protocols as prevention is better than cure.

“I appeal to you all to maintain social distancing even as you gather as families to celebrate the holidays.

“Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year”, the Chairman concluded.

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