By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi on Saturday asked Nigerians to pray for the sustenance of the unity, peace and security of the country and for God to bring lasting peace to the troubled Northeastern region.
Also, the governor tasked Christians in the country to continue to pray for the country to overcome its socio-economic challenges.
Governor stated these in his Easter message made available to journalists in Ibadan by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji
In the message, the governor emphasized that Nigerians should not relent in their prayers for the sustenance of the unity, peace and security of the country.
Specifically, he stressed that the prayer became necessary for God to bring lasting peace to the troubled Northeastern region of the country.
“It is only in an atmosphere of love and togetherness that the country could harness its potential to attain the much-desired greatness and be counted among the comity of successful nations.” he said.
While charging Christians to imbibe the spirit of love, sacrifice and selflessness exhibited by Jesus Christ, the symbol of Easter, in their relationship with one another by emulating Jesus Christ, who volitionally offered himself as a living sacrifice for the redemption of mankind, the governor expressed appreciation to the Christian faithful for their fervent prayers for the state throughout his eight-year tenure, which, he said played a key role in the restoration of peace and security, as well as his unprecedented achievements.
He maintained that
Easter celebrations should be used to reflect on the opportunity offered them by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to be closer to their Creator.
“Easter is not only about wining and dining. It is an occasion to show love to one another as exhibited by God who, out of his love for mankind, offered Jesus Christ to die for our sins to give us life more abundantly.”
The governor then thanked Christians and affiliate bodies in the state for their support and prayers for our dear state in the past eight years, without which we would not have been able to achieve anything tangible.