Christmas: Oyetola greets Christians, seeks adherence to COVID-19 protocols amid celebration

Governor Gboyega Oyetola
Christmas: Oyetola greets Christians, seeks adherence to COVID-19 protocols amid celebration
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State
Governor Oyetola
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has felicitated with Christians in the State and across the country for witnessing yet another Christmas celebration.
 He also urged Nigerians to abide by the COVID-19 pandemic protocols during the festive season.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Thursday, said the celebration offered Nigerians the opportunity to reflect on God’s love and compassion for man as epitomised in the gift of Christ to the world.
Oyetola who particularly enjoined Christians to use the Christmas period to reflect on their relationship with one another and show love to their neighbours, also urged the people to shun religious sentiment and work together for the progress of the State.
He called on Osun residents and citizens in particular and Nigerians in general to ensure that all celebrations are done in moderation and in adherence to all COVID-19 protocols to limit spread of the disease.
Furthermore, Oyetola urged Christians to use the occasion to pray to God to intervene so as to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus.
He said, “Christmas is a time for friends, for family and  for giving and sharing. This year’s celebration has presented us an opportunity to once more show love and share.
“Also, Christmas symbolises hope as it marks the birth of Jesus Christ, the prince of peace. I, therefore, urge all Nigerians to use this period to pray for peace, unity and prosperity in the country.
“While this is traditionally a time for joy and celebration, I urge us all to do so in moderation. This period actually calls for introspection and continued prayers for our dear State and nation, taking into consideration the continued rise in cases of Covid19.
“We must ensure we be our brothers’ keepers by adhering to all Covid19 protocols.
“Let me reiterate that all youth carnivals, countdown to new year ceremonies have been banned.
“Let us use this season to increase our acts of kindness and touch the less privileged in our society. We are now not just responsible for securing each other’s health, but for helping to secure each others’ livelihood.
“I urge us all to keep our hopes alive despite the challenges facing the nation and the world at large.”


The Editor of News Boom Nigeria has years of cognate practical journalism experience.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Privacy policy

Privacy Policy for NewsBoomNg This Privacy Policy explains how NewsBoomNg collects, uses, and shares information from users of our news blog. It also explains how we use cookies and other tracking technologies. Information We Collect We collect the following information from users of our news blog: Contact information: This may include your name, email address, […]

Read More
Peter Olaitan

UNIOSUNTH CMD elected 15th National President for Nigerian Plastic Surgeons

UNIOSUNTH CMD elected 15th National President for Nigerian Plastic Surgeons TIMOTHY AGBOR Prof. Peter Babatunde Olaitan has been elected the 15th President of the Nigerian Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (NAPRAS). He became the 15th president of the association following an election which held at the Annual General Meeting and Scientific conference of […]

Read More

Osun NUJ holds Intellectual Discourse Programme tomorrow 

Osun NUJ holds Intellectual Discourse Programme tomorrow TIMOTHY AGBOR Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osun State Council will on Wednesday holds its 2nd  Quarterly Intellectual Discourse Programme at the NUJ Press Centre, Iwo/Ibadan Road, Osogbo by 10 in the morning. A statement by the Chairman of the Union,Comrade Wasiu Ajadosu and Secretary,Comrade Adeyemi Aboderin indicated that […]

Read More