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Saturday, 25 December 2021

Christmas: President Buhari Urges Nigerians To Embrace Vaccination, Call For Peace




The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has urged Nigerians to embrace vaccination which he said is the best scientifically known fortification against the pandemic.

This was contained in statement made available to Newsmen by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘President Buhari’s 2021 Christmas message’.

Buhari, who made the call on Friday in his Christmas message, also lamented that for the second time in a row, the country would not be able to celebrate the season as “we used to in years past.”

He equally urged those who had taken the two doses to take the booster as advised by the Presidential Steering Committee.

He said; “I rejoice with Christians in Nigeria as they join fellow believers all over the world to celebrate this season.

“It is a special period that brings peoples of the world together with one purpose; to celebrate togetherness, joy, peace, and above all, to share the love through the exchange of goodwill and gifts.

“For the second Christmas running, the world will not be able to celebrate as we used to in years past.


“The COVID-19 pandemic, with its attendant debilitating impact, has remained with mankind, mutating and leaving in its wake devastating consequences on the economy, social interaction, and curtailing certain freedoms.”

He urged citizens to get vaccinated saying “I want to use this opportunity to appeal to our dear citizens to embrace vaccination, which is the best scientifically known bulwark against the pandemic.

“Recent events have shown that vaccination greatly reduces the effects of the virus on the human body.

“I will also urge those that have taken the two doses to go ahead and take the booster as advised by the Presidential Steering Committee.”

He urged Nigerians to use the festive period to encourage each other so that the “machinations of the wicked ones in our midst will find no place to thrive.

“I urge Nigerians to invoke the indomitable spirit in us and see the present order of things as a phase that will also pass, just like other unsavoury situations in the nation’s history.”


Addressing insecurity, especially the spate of bandit attacks in the North and also a bomb explosion in Maiduguri ahead of his visit to Borno on Thursday, Buhari said, “On security, despite the remarkable successes generally recorded, we still have some challenges.

“Our courageous security forces, bolstered by the necessary support from this administration, daily confront the wicked ones amongst us, who continue to threaten the peace of the land.

“Recently, during the meeting with fellow Heads of State of the ECOWAS, I discussed the need to intensify efforts to jointly confront this menace causing instability in our sub-region.”

He expressed confidence in the renewed commitment and empowerment of the security personnel, saying that “all these issues which inflict pain and trauma on us will soon be history.”

He urged Nigerians to use the festive period to encourage each other so that the “machinations of the wicked ones in our midst will find no place to thrive.

Buhari vowed that his regime will not abandon the promises made to Nigerians for a better lease of life.

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