Julius Abure, National Chairman of the Labour Party, has lamented the impact of poor leadership on Nigerians during this Christmas season, which is observed by Christians worldwide.

Abure expressed regret that most Nigerians would celebrate the yearly tradition on empty stomachs due to poor leadership in a Christmas greeting addressed to the country’s residents on Sunday.

In order to make the world a lovely place to live, he asked Nigerians to allow lessons from the birth of Jesus Christ to guide our lives.

Abure also criticized President Bola Tinubu’s government for cutting transportation costs by 50% in honour of Christmas.

The LP chieftain wrote: “Nigeria is an example of a nation which God created and ensured that abundance of deposits of resources are huge enough to make us a giant nation.

“Nigeria must have been created as a perfect example of ‘heaven on earth’ but leadership has remained the bane and today, despite the abundance of resources, Nigeria is ranked as one of the poorest nations in the world.

“Today, most Nigerians would be celebrating Christmas on an empty stomach due to bad leadership.

“A few days ago, the APC-led government with fanfare and heart-thumbing, came up with a policy that guarantees reduction by half, transportation for holiday markers.

“And I sometimes query the level of advice this government gets. In a nation of over two hundred million persons, the government employed the services of only five transport companies, in addition to the rail services which completely excluded a particular Christian-dominated zone.

“The beneficiaries of this social scheme will be less than 0.05 percent of Nigerians.

“The question has always been what happens after the yuletide when the scheme would have ceased to function. Would the government also subsidize the transport system in Nigeria as it boasted months ago?

“Schools will be opening in early January, how do the poverty-stricken Nigerian grapple with that chaos waiting to happen?

“Did it ever occur to this government that a good percentage of those Nigerians travelling may never return to their base due to economic strangulation perpetuated by this government as one of its economic policies?

“Christmas is known as the day of remembrance for the birth of Jesus Christ but beyond that significance, it is the remembrance of the day Heaven came down to the earth for the sake of redemption of mankind. His coming was to bring joy to the world by reconciling humanity with divinity.

“He came to make the world a better place but today that purpose is being defeated by the evil actions of men.”

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