June 21, 2024

Easter: Gov. Bello enjoins Nigerians to be Christ-like

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…says Kogi Govt would continue to preach religious tolerance.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has enjoined Nigerians to use the significance of Easter as a moment of reflections, sacrifice and renewed vigour for a better and prosperous Nigeria; adding that its expedient for leaders and citizens to begin to place premium on national interest as against individual aspirations.

Governor Bello made this known on Sunday, in his Easter Message to the Citizens of Kogi State particularly the Christian faith which was conveyed in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Muhammed Onogwu

He expressed that the lesson of Easter as exemplified by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who laid down his life for the salvation of mankind should be a template for human existence hinge on sacrifice and love. These godly attributes, Bello stressed should be modelled by leaders and citizens. 

The Governor added that the important message of Easter was love for mankind, and this christ-like virtue should be converted into citizens drive towards national integration and harmony amongst various religions and ethnic sections in the country.

He mentioned that Kogi State under his watch was more united than ever before and has created an atmosphere of equity, fairness and justice where every religion was mutually respected noting that with such in place any society would thrive in all spheres.

While he assured citizens of a peaceful Easter celebrations, he reiterated government continuous efforts towards a secured and peaceful state.  Adding that, it has become imperative to ensure citizens were safe, and his government’s relentless commitment to pushing for a more unified confluence state where everyone sees himself first in the spirit of humanity and love.

Governor Bello urged  Christians as well as other Nigerians to use the occasion of this blessed period to pray for the peace and progress of Nigeria.

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