As Christians the world over celebrates Easter, the Kwara state Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and the Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has rejoiced with them on the successful completion of lent with a call on them to imbibe the spirit of perseverance and endurance as epitomized by Christ.
Ahmed in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, urged all Christians to be agents of tolerance and peaceful coexistence for progress and sustainable development of the country.
The Governor commended Christians in the state for supporting efforts of the state government towards ensuring religious harmony and peaceful coexistence, while he also urged them to be more dedicated and committed to the service of God and humanity.
“Everyone must strive harder in showing love, affection, care and sympathy to all and sundry irrespective of religious and cultural differences”, the governor charged.
Gov Ahmed said his administration will not shirk from its responsibility of ensuring equity and justice for all.
In his separate Easter message to Christians, issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Shuaib Abdulkadir the Speaker, challenged Christians to use the season to offer prayers for sustenance of peace and harmonious relationship between the various religious and ethnic groups in the country.
Ahmad who noted that the fasting period has not only purified their bodies and souls but also improved them mentally and spiritually encouraged them to do away with activities that could further draw them back to sin against God.
He said that it is imperative they imbibe the teachings by striving to always emulate the virtues as well as various qualities with which Jesus Christ stood for.
According to Biblical injunctions, “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day.” According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
“It is therefore sacrosanct to ensure that Christ did not die in vain by upholding the tenets of Christianity and continue to serve as examples to the world”, he added.
The Speaker, however admonished Nigerians against utterances that could jeopardize the existing peace and harmony in the country.
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