Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday urged Nigerians to embrace one another as they celebrate Christmas.
Jonathan said so in a statement made by his special advisor, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja on Thursday.
He said that the spirit of Christmas required that people again focus on friendship, kindness and compassion.
“Christmas is a commemoration that connects the world to love, selflessness, sacrifice and solidarity; which are the virtues that Christ unambiguously propagated.
“Jesus’ message of salvation speaks to the essence of both spiritual deliverance and earthly redemption.
According to him, Christmas is a constant reminder that humanity will have a more peaceful existence if people rededicate themselves to friendship, kindness and compassion.
“During Christmas, the world needs love, this is the spirit we have to imbibe to heal all that is broken in our world,” the statement read.
The former president wished Nigerians a Merry Christmas.