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President Buhari's Message as he wishs Merry Christmas

Read President Buhari’s Christmas
message to Nigerians below;
I felicitate with all Nigerians, especially
our Christian brothers and sisters, on the
joyous occasion of this year’s Christmas.
On this occasion of the commemoration
of the birth of Jesus Christ, let us all
rededicate ourselves to the virtues of
peace, love, honesty, justice, equity,
piety, humility and service to others
which he taught.

There can be no doubt that a greater
manifestation of these virtues and
ideals in our lives will immensely help us
to become a more united, peaceful,
secure and progressive nation.
Let us also reach out in love and
compassion to fellow Nigerians who are in
distress at this period of our nation’s
history.

I particularly urge you all to remember
victims of terrorism and insurgency in
the country, especially Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The Federal Government will continue to
collaborate with state governments and
other stakeholders to ease the harsh
conditions in IDP camps, while the
ultimate objective remains to quickly put
an end to insurgency and return the
IDPs to their homes.

We must never again allow any group to
hold the nation to ransom under
whatever guise.

Let us also not allow current socio-
economic and security challenges to
dampen our expectations for a better
Nigeria.

This administration has taken a number
of measures to restore hope to our
people. The 2016 Budget defines our
commitment to giving Nigeria a new lease
of life.

Our change slogan is not a campaign
gimmick but a promise that must be kept.
We are determined to bring about
tangible changes in the lives of our
people.

In this regard, efforts will be
intensified to recover stolen funds, block
revenue leakages and enthrone due
process, transparency and
accountability.

Public office is a public trust that must
be held to the highest ethical standards.
I wish all Nigerians a Merry Christmas.
Please drive carefully.

MUHAMMADU BUHARI