Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has urged Nigerians to renew hope and faith in God in the quest to find lasting solutions to the socio-economic and political challenges facing the nation.
Senator Mark in a goodwill message to Nigerians to mark this year’s Christmas celebration, said there is need to seek refuge in God, saying, “If all things fail, God never fails.”
In the message contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Paul Mumeh, the former Senate President canvassed for religious harmony between and among various groups saying that peaceful coexistence is needed for development to take place.
He bemoaned occasional religious conflicts in the land and called on religious leaders to do more in preaching the good news of peace, love and good neighbourliness .
Specifically, Senator Mark urged the Christian faithful to not forget the essence of Christmas on the altar of merriment, saying, “Jesus Christ came to redeem mankind, preached the message of peace, love , forgiveness and help for the needy”.
He urged religious leaders to educate their followers on the need to be their brothers’ keeper at all times, pointing out that “nobody can live a life of loneliness or isolation. We need each other to make the world a better place”.
Senator Mark wished Nigerians a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.