Easter: Gov El-Rufai Urges Citizens To Uphold Peace
Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai has tasked all residents to collaborate with government in ensuing peace across the State as efforts are made to improve the quality of life by providing qualitative education and decent healthcare.
He made the call during a State broadcast in Kaduna to felicitate with the Christian community for a peaceful observance of the season of Lent ending with the great feast of Easter which celebrates the victory of Jesus Christ over death.
According to him, “the festival of triumph follows the holy season of Lent, during which the Christian community engaged in fasting, prayers and works of charity, saying, as people of faith, they should continue to practice in the daily lives the lessons of sacrifice, care for the poor, deep spiritual reflection and love for all humankind, irrespective of tribe or religion”.
“For more than two thousand years, Easter has symbolised the triumph of hope over despair and an affirmation that darkness cannot trump the plans and wishes of Almighty God”.
He further stated that, Jesus Christ set an example of sacrifice that has moved men and women through the ages.
“As the triumph of Christ is being celebrated, ensure you embrace all the lessons of Easter and do not lose faith in the will of Almighty God, he said”.