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Xmas: Christians admonished on assisting the needy

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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A clergyman has urged Christians to always assist the less privileged, especially at Christmas, as a symbol of love, unity and peace, which the birth of Jesus Christ signifies.

The cleric, Olusola Akanni, the Dean, Saint Philip’s Anglican Church, Ayetoro, Ile-Ife, gave this charge at an interview on Tuesday in Ile-Ife.

He said that Jesus Christ contributed his quota to humanity by making himself available for sacrifice to ensure the salvation of men.

“Christians should, therefore, make positive use of Christmas, as a period to benefit the less privileged.

“Jesus Christ came to assist the less privileged by using his blood to renew the broken relationship between God and mankind, through man’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden.

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“Christians can be worthy of the name, only if they care for the poor, both the rich and the poor were created by the same God,” he said.

Mr Akanni, Reverend, urged them to show concern to the less privileged, as the Holy Bible teaches us to assist the needy in the society.

He implored the Nigerian leaders to make the welfare of the citizenry their priority in order to build an egalitarian society in 2018; so as to give the citizens hope.

The cleric lamented that rich Nigerians were only interested in exploiting the poor instead of assisting them, adding that true Christians, should always be upright.

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