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Lets reflect on returning Nigeria’s peace, prosperity this Easter-Ambode

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

 

As Christians in Nigeria join their counterparts across the world to celebrate Easter, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has urged the citizens to celebrate with a reflection on solutions that returns the country’s peace, stability and prosperity.

 

Ambode added that celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ which the season represents should be a constant reminder for everyone to extend the virtues of selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance.

 

The Governor, in his Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, Saturday, stressed need for Christians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice for one another.

 

“We must therefore see this period as a time that presents us the viable opportunity to think about how we can help to steer our nation back on the road to peace, stability and prosperity, by working in the spirit of togetherness because no nation can make any meaningful progress in an atmosphere riddled with pockets of violence and killings,” the Governor said.

 

The governor said with the elections over, it was time for every Nigerian, to unite together and eschew bitterness along ethnic and religious lines for the sake of a more prosperous Nigeria, adding that no challenge is insurmountable where unity of purpose thrives.

 

“The elections have come and gone, we must not allow our political leanings determine our actions. The Nigeria we desire will only be a reality if all hands are on deck towards achieving a peaceful, united, strong, progressive and prosperous country. This is the time for us to avoid all divisive, parochial, ethnic and religious sentiments and rivalries, and begin to live more harmoniously with one another, as Jesus Christ enjoined us to,” he said.

 

Ambode also commended Lagosians for the sustained peaceful co-existence that the State has experienced since the commencement of his administration despite being home to multi ethnic, cultural and religious diversities.

 

While wishing all Lagosians a happy Easter celebration, Ambode assured residents that his administration would continue to work for the greater good of the State until he exits office.

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