Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has felicitated with Christian faithful across the world on the occasion of the 2022 Easter celebration.
This is contained in a statement signed by the governor and made available to MoneyCentral correspondent in Lafia.
“On behalf of the government and people of Nasarawa state, we felicitate with the clergy and Christian faithful in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“As we are aware, the events leading to the resurrection of Christ were a significant milestone in the history of Christianity.
“The death and rise of Jesus Christ, therefore, symbolised sacrifice and the divinity of God. Thus, Jesus Christ personifies selflessness, humility, sacrifice, patience and perseverance,” he said.
Accordingly, I enjoin Christians in the state to continue to imbibe these virtues by showing love, affection, good neighbourliness and indeed, peaceful coexistence among the diverse people of the state,” Sule added.
The governor also urged Christians to use this period to reflect on the good teachings of Christ which epitomised forgiveness, sacrifice and tolerance.
He said Nigerians should pray for God’s intervention on the spate of security challenges bedeviling the country and continuous socio-economic development of the country.
Sule prayed that their sacrifices and abstinence at the Lenten Season would bring peace, unity, good health and progress to the state and the country.
He, therefore, assured the public that the government in collaboration with the security agencies had put measures on ground to ensure a hitch-free Easter celebration.