The Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Nyesom-Wike says that love, unity and friendship remain sure ways of moving the country forward.
She was speaking at a Special Christmas party she hosted for children at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, on Monday.
The Children came from the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers State to share love and friendship with one another at a party attended by the Deputy Governor Ipalibo Banigo, Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Adama Iyayi-Laminkanra, female Commissioners and wives of Commissioners and senior government officials.
Justice Nyesom-Wike used the Christmas Party to reach out directly to Rivers kids as she shared gifts, danced with them and sang different Christmas songs with them.
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 asked: “If we don’t love our fellow human beings that we see, how can we love God that we don’t see physically?
She advised the children to endeavour to co-exist with one another. “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,” she said.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Banigo, prayed God to preserve Governor Wike to enable 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 had lifted Rivers State through quality programmes, hence the economy of the state was waxing stronger while other states were in recession.