Cross RiverState governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, has called on Nigerians to reflect on the life of Jesus Christ, who sacrificed all to redeem mankind.
Imoke spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, adding that it was only through selfless service and sacrifice to the fatherland that Nigeria can attain the desired social, political and economic progress.
“As the Lenten season ends to usher in Easter, let me remind you that we share a holy hunger for clarity about what is good and life-giving, and we yearn to re-focus on what is most central and important to move this country forward”, Imoke said.
Governor Gabriel Suswam of BenueState also called on religious and political leaders to take collective action against Boko Haram.
Mr Ernest Okorie and others of St Dominic Church Young Christian Workers performed the Passion of Jesus as Christians all over the world mark Good Friday the day Jesus Christ was crucified yesterday. Photo by Biodun Ogunleye
Suswam’s message was signed in Makurdi by his Special adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Dr. Cletus Akwaya.
He called on “political, religious, community and other leaders and stakeholders to stem the unacceptable insecurity situation in the North which, for all practical purposes has profoundly undermined economic activities in that part of the country.’’
According to him, Nigerians must “be prepared to make sacrifices in the interest of nation building, particularly at a time the country is facing enormous security challenges being perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect.”
Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Funmi Wakama, said the resurrection of Christ “is a testimony to the supremacy of God and offers hope of eternal life to those who dedicate their lives to the service of God and humanity.”
Amosun therefore asked Nigerians to repent of their sins and reconnect with the almighty God.