Easter: Embrace Common Humanity, Peace In Communities – el-Rufai

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Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai speaking during the swearing-in of NYSC 2019 Batch A corps members at the permanent orientation camp on March 29, 2019.

By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of  Kaduna State has  appealed  to all citizens to embrace  common humanity and uphold obligations for peace and harmony in  communities.

In an Easter message to Christian faithful in Kaduna State, the governor advised citizens to  isolate and expose the criminals, ‘’while we all do our utmost to ensure that our diverse communities live in peace and resolve differences peacefully.’’

In the message which was released on Saturday, Malam Nasir el-Rufai pointed out the difference between the Easter celebrations in 2020  and  2021.

 According to him, this year’s celebrations is, ‘’ taking place in a different atmosphere from that of 2020 when a significant part of Lent and Easter itself were held under conditions of strict lockdown and restrictions on the movement of persons.’’

The message  noted that  ‘’amidst the uncertainties and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many citizens made sacrifices to comply with the preventive public health measures that were imposed to manage the situation.’’

Governor el-Rufai further said that, ‘’we acknowledge these sacrifices and commend the churches for taking steps to ensure that congregational worship is done in safe conditions.’’

Noting the progress made in containing COVID, the governor said that, “while the pandemic persists, we can say that we are in a much better place than in 2020, thanks to the benevolence of Almighty God who has bestowed His grace on the efforts of mere mortals.”

The governor however said that, ‘’we have a duty to continue our compliance with the preventive protocols against COVID-19 as we continue to safely pursue livelihoods and move forward with personal responsibility.’’

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