From Tom Garba, Yola
A message of forgiveness was called on Monday by an All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants of Hong Local Government of Adamawa state, Mohammed Nurrudeen Njidda
Njidda spoke against the backdrop of wanto destruction brought on Hong and the North East at large by the Boko Haram insurgency.
He added that finding a path to recovery could be hastened by embracing the virtue of forgiveness, “which is the inner strength that enables one to have a better hope of tomorrow’s blessings.”
According to him, “it is only forgiveness that can make you trust again, love again and share all that you have for your fellow brother, which at the end it brings peace, a panacea to development”
In a chat with reporters in Yola, Njidda also emphasised the urgency of the need for a “proper peace to return home” considering the warp ideology of Boko Haram that some Nigerians have embraced, especially in the North-East.
He observed that “the Yuletide period is a combination of celebration, sharing, giving and forgiveness which can all be summed up in love.”
“The two major religious we practice in this country are characterised by love, Let’s all love ourselves at this Christmas period by sharing all that we have with our fellow brothers and sisters, especially to those that are worst hit by Boko Haram”
He charged Nigerians to be mindful of security as they prepare to celebrate and report any suspected person among them.