Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, wife of Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, governor of Rivers state, has called on Nigerians to show love and exude forgiveness this festive season and beyond.
Justice Nyesom-Wike made this call Boxing Day while playing host to Children from the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.
Addressing the Children at the party, Justice Nyesom-Wike preached love, unity and friendship as a way of moving the country forward.
She said “Christmas reassures us of the love of God that is never failing, always constant. God loves us till eternity and he will never forsake us.
“Christmas is a joyous time and that’s why people share gifts at this time, show love to one another and exude forgiveness.
“Those who are privileged reach out to people who are in need as much as possible. That is the only way we can show that we are Christians and that we love God”.
Justice Nyesom-Wike added that “If we don’t love our fellow human beings that we see, how can we love God that we don’t see physically.
Justice Nyesom-Wike used the Christmas Party to reach out directly especially to Rivers kids as she shared gifts, danced with them and sang different Christmas songs with them.
Aside children from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state, Children of non-indigenes from different states of the Federation enjoyed the splendour of the Christmas Party hosted the wife of the Governor.
On hand to lend support to the Rivers Governor’s Wife were the Deputy Governor of the State, Ipalibo Harry Banigo; Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Adama Iyayi-Laminkanra; female Commissioners and wives of Commissioners and senior government officials.
She said “My message to the children is that they should learn to co-exist. Though we have different religions, we are God’s children, so we should learn to co-exist, learn to love and cooperate to move Nigeria forward.
“My message to the Children of Nigeria is that we should all learn to live together and love God by expressing love to everyone that comes across us.
“Christmas is all about love. It is all about God’s unfailing love. We thank God for the opportunity to celebrate Christmas”.
Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo, in her remarks, prayed God to preserve Governor Wike for him to continue to develop the State and defend the people.
Country President of International Federation of Female Lawyers, Mrs Inime Aguma said that the Wike Administration has lifted Rivers State through quality programmes, hence the economy of the State is waxing stronger while other states are in recession.
The children were treated to exciting fireworks, jokes and displays by television cartoon characters.