From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin
A former People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) House of Representatives candidate in Oredo Federal Constituency, Hon Omo Osagie Efosa, has expressed optimism that the state will soon overcome its current security challenges.
He made the remark in Benin while sending his Christmas messages to the people of the state.
Mr Efosa said the government needs prayers and encouragement from the citizens of the state to be able to improve on security and strengthen the economy.
Efosa expressed confidence that the resilience and positive attitudes of the people would not only help the state to prevail against the challenges but also ensure that their strains would not stop a hitch-free and responsible celebration of Christmas and New Year in the state.
While enjoining Christians in the state to be tolerant and abide by the virtues of the peaceful disposition of Christ as the world celebrate his birth, the former House of Representatives candidate, said this year’s celebration comes at a time when the world is grappling with the resurgence of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many countries to ramp up health safety protocols at a time when people traditionally gather to share love in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
He also said that besides the global health emergency of COVID-19, Nigeria still faces security and economic challenges which he said sooner or later Nigeria will come out of it and the people will have cause to smile again.