As we celebrate this special season in Nigeria and around the globe with our loved ones we should thank Almighty God and count our blessings as Nigerians.

I extend my warmest greetings and heartfelt wishes to every citizen of our great nation

Christmas is a time for reflection, gratitude and unity. It reminds us of the values of love, peace and goodwill towards all. In the midst of our diverse challenges, let us remember the essence of this season and strive to foster unity, understanding and harmony in our communities and nation.

May the Christmas we celebrate bind us as one and align us with Christ’s teaching of peace, love, and harmony.

With love and unity, we shall defeat our common enemies of terrorism and other criminalities.

As the Minister of State for Defence, I am aware of the sacrifices made daily by our brave men and women of the Armed Forces in ensuring the safety and security of our nation. Their dedication, resilience and commitment to duty, serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration to us all. This Christmas, let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers while acknowledging their sacrifices and unwavering resolve to protect our beloved Nigeria.

Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.

God bless the federal republic of Nigeria

Henshaw Ogubike

Director (Information, Press and Public Relations