Kwara state lawmaker, Hon. Abdulgafar Ayinla Ayilara, has felicitated Christian faithful in the state and the country on the occasion of this year’s Christmas celebration.
In his statement issued on Thursday night, Ayilara said Christmas brings to the fore the urgent need for the unity of Nigeria, which he described as “sacrosanct, inviolable and paramount.”
According to the Ilorin West (Ajikobi/Alanamu) legislator, the Yuletide season is also a period of reflection on Kwara’s diversity so that they may understand and appreciate one another.
“Allah says in the Holy Quran that he created mankind as races and tribes so that they may understand each other. Therefore, our being together as one is a divine design that should be made to continue to exist”, he said.
He prayed for Allah’s blessings, mercies and good tiding on this auspicious occasion, wishing all Christians a merry Christmas and many happy returns.