By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Minister for Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, and his counterpart in the Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu have both greeted Christians at Christmas, urging them to show extra love and care while developing more goals for the new year.
Their messages were contained in statements issued by their spokespersons.
In a statement signed by her Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Rasheed Olanrewaju, and made available on Christmas Day, Dr. Edu assured Nigerians that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation is resolute in giving poor and vulnerable Nigerians a new lease of life through the various social intervention schemes of the federal government in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, has made this year’s Christmas a remarkable celebration for vulnerable Nigerians who have in the past months benefited from the various social intervention schemes of the Ministry.
“Let me assure you that the Ministry is resolute in giving many more vulnerable Nigerians a new lease of life through more intervention schemes in line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
“We will never relent on that mandate, and we will know no sleep till 50 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians are pulled out of poverty within 42 months,” she said
“On behalf of the staff of the Ministry, I do felicitate and heartily wish our Christian brothers and sisters a wonderful and peaceful commemoration of the birth of Christ,” the statement further quoted the Minister as saying.
On his part, Senator Owan Enoh expressed his sincere gratitude to the people for their unwavering support and dedication towards the Renewed Hope mandate of the President and the Ministry of Sports Development. He highlighted the unity and resilience showcased by athletes and sports enthusiasts, contributing significantly to the growth and recognition of our nation on the global sports stage.
“As we gather with family and friends to celebrate this beautiful Christmas, let us cherish the values of love, compassion, and unity,” remarked Senator John Owan Enoh.” May this season bring joy and harmony to every household, fostering a sense of togetherness and solidarity among us all.”
The minister emphasized the importance of setting new goals and aspirations, both in sports and personal endeavors. He said the Ministry of Sports Development will continue to promote excellence, inclusivity, and accessibility within the sporting community.
“I extend my best wishes for a prosperous and fulfilling New Year to all Nigerians,” the Minister said. “2024 will be a year of remarkable achievements, where our athletes excel on the international stage, and our nation prospers in unity and progress.”
Furthermore, he called on everyone to celebrate responsibly and observe safety measures during the festive season, ensuring the well-being of all citizens.