Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, has urged Christians and other Nigerians to use the Easter period to pray fervently for God’s intervention in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Sule made the call in a statement he personally signed and issued to newsmen on Friday in Lafia ahead of the Easter Celebration, NAN reports.
The Governor, while felicitating with Christians on the occasion of Easter celebration, said that prayer is key to success, hence his call in that direction.
”As Christians the world over celebrate this year’s Easter, I, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, the Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Nasarawa State congratulate the clergy and all Christian faithful in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
”As we are aware, the events leading to the resurrection of Christ were a significant milestone in the history of Christianity. The death and rise of Jesus Christ, therefore, symbolized sacrifice and the divinity of God.
” Thus, Jesus Christ personifies selflessness, humility, patience and perseverance, he said.
Sule also enjoined Christians and other Nigerians to continue to imbibe the virtues of Jesus Christ by showing love, good neighbourliness and peaceful coexistence among the diverse people of the State.
“I call on Christians and other Nigerians to use this Easter period to reflect on the good teachings of Christ that preach forgiveness, sacrifice and tolerance.
‘’I also call on you (Christians) to pray for God’s intervention in the containment of the spread of COVID-19 and the healing of those afflicted by the virus across the globe.
”May your sacrifices and abstinence during the Lenten season bring peace, unity, good health and progress to our great state,’’ the Governor said.
He also urged Christians to pray for the continuous socio-economic development of the state and the country at large.
The Governor while wishing Christians a peaceful celebration, appealed to the people to continue to adhere strictly to preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.