Easter: Have faith, pray for Nigeria, says Yahaya Bello
By Christian George
As Christians all over the world are celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has enjoined Nigerians to sustain their faith and pray for the country.
Bello made this known while rejoicing with the Christian faithful on the occasion of the 2023 Easter celebration on Friday.
According to Nigerian Tribune, Bello who spoke in a special message on Friday through a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed congratulated the Christian faithful for the successful completion of the lent season which he noted was much-needed self-denial to pray for the peace of the country and wisdom for the leaders.
“I wish to rejoice with our Christian brothers and sisters all over the world on the auspicious occasion of the 2023 Easter celebrations. As we all know, Easter is marked by Christians as a joyous holiday because it represents the gratification of the prophecies and the revelation of God’s redemptive plan for the followers of Christ”.
He charged Nigerians to be optimistic about the nation’s progress as Easter births hope and resurrection.
He added that this signifies the celebration of the defeat of death and the hope for salvation.
He explained that as the death, and resurrection of Christ signified hope for mankind, there must be a renewal of hope for our nation in this season of great challenges.
He urged Christians to reflect on critical issues affecting the nation and to continue seeking the face of God Almighty for the country so that security, unity and peace will prevail in the overall national interest.
“In immortalising the Resurrection of Jesus, Easter also means the celebration of the defeat of death and the hope of salvation therefore, I urge all citizens to keep faith in our leaders with prayers for a greater Nigeria”, he added.