Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has described Christmas as a season of love, joy, and laughter.
Dr. Banigo disclosed this in a statement from the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday 24th December 2020 to felicitate with the Rivers People as they Celebrate the year 2020, Christmas.
The Deputy Governor who prayed the Almighty God to continue to give the Rivers People reasons to be joyful said Christmas demonstrates the love of God for mankind, who sent His only begotten son to redeem man from his sinful nature to a state of perfection, noting that Christians must love one another and eschew bitterness and rancour at all times.
The Deputy Governor said in view of the Covid 19 Pandemic Christians must celebrate Christmas with decorum and strictly observe all Covid 19 protocols as directed by the World Health Organization Federal Ministry of Health and the Rivers State Government.
Dr. Banigo, urged the Rivers People to continue to support the Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led Administration, noting that the State Government is collaborating with the security agencies to ensure that citizens enjoy a hitch-free yuletide and wished them a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.