"As we mark the birth of Christ, let's not be taken away by the element of merrymaking and forget reflecting on the birth of Jesus our salvation" he said.
Governor Umahi in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor described this year's Christmas as a moment for Christians to exude peace as the country gears towards the 2019 general election.
Senate President Bukola Saraki in his Christmas message on Tuesday felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians as they celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities.
He encouraged all to remain fruitful to the course of Jesus Christ during the Yuletide and not to indulge in any negative behavior that would create problems for society.
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During the summons Christians were challenged to use the birth of Christ to promote peace and togetherness for a better world.
Some of Christians were overjoyed and celebrated Christmas with seeking to renew their relationship with Jesus. Main prayer was held at Cathedral Church, Regal Chowk.
Catholic Bishop of Nnewi while delivering his own Christmas message in Nnewi, titled "Christmas, Celebration of joy" said the birth of Jesus Christ brought another crisis that also brought about victory and joy. Santa Clause distributed gifts among people.
"When you look at all the things that are happening around us, you would think that there is nothing to rejoice for".
Abraham, however, urged them to continue to dedicate their lives to the service of God and the advancement of peace, unity and love.