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As Christians mark the birth of Jesus Christ in the Yuletide season, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has charged Christians to emulate their Saviour in all ways.

The governor gave the charge while felicitating Christians in Oyo State and across the country on witnessing another Christmas.

Governor Makinde pointed out that Christmas presents a golden opportunity to celebrate Christ, His humble beginning and the lessons taught by his life.

In statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the governor also charged residents of the state to be security conscious during the Yuletide, urging them to speak out whenever they noticed something untoward or unusual.

Makinde, who maintained that criminalities had reduced drastically in the state a result of the efforts of his government through its investments on security as well as the effectiveness of the security agencies, emphasised that residents had a huge role to play in upping the ante.

He said: “I celebrate with all residents of Oyo State and all Nigerians on witnessing the 2022 Christmas festivity.

“It is another opportunity to celebrate Jesus Christ and the lessons his life taught humanity; lessons of humility, selflessness, godliness and service.

“I encourage everyone to use the opportunity of the occasion to remember the life of Christ and emulate him.
“I also charge our people to be alert and sensitive during the Yuletide, especially with regards to security.

“At the last security council meeting we had, it was said that crimes are at the lowest ebb in Oyo State and that the state is now a bad business for criminals.”

He said that the situation was brought about by his administration’s investments in security and the great efforts being put into securing the state by all the security agencies and the non-state actors.

“While appreciating residents of the state for the roles they have played towards a more secured Oyo State, I encourage them to be alert at this period and as I always say, when they see something, they should say something.

“Again, I congratulate everyone and wish them a Merry Christmas,” the governor said.

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