Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Senate President has beckoned on all Nigerians to inculcate the sacrifice value in the country’s interest as shown by Jesus Christ, who was selfless in his service to humanity as commemorated this Easter period across the world.
In a statement on Thursday which was made available to DAILY POST Saraki’s Media and Publicity Special Adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu congratulated Christians in Nigeria and across the world as the Easter is been celebrated.
Appreciating Nigerians for their contributions in Unity, Peace and continued survival of the Nation thought their steadfastness in prayers. Noting that the prayers of the Nigerian people made the 2019 general elections possible.
The Senate President said that the Easter period is a season that Christians have to remember the sacrifices of Jesus which should be displayed in the lives of Christians in Nigeria and how His Birth, Life, passion, death and resurrection He brought to Mankind.
He said that, “I believe that our country will become better if we all commit ourselves to selfless service and making sacrifices, both at the individual and collective level.
“I also believe that Christians, like their counterparts in other faiths, have spent the Lenten Season to stand in the gap for Nigeria in particular and humanity in general.
“The prayers and fasting of Nigerians have been the bulwark against all the centrifugal and centripetal forces threatening to pull our nation down.
“We must no relent but only need to add discipline, obedience to law and more intense patriotism to our attitude.
“I congratulate Christians and all Nigerians for the demonstration of faith in our common heritage through fasting, prayer, sober reflection and sacrifices in the interest of the country for which we now commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ,” he stated.
While acknowledging that the country is still confronted by developmental, economic and social challenges, he insisted that all the obstacles are surmountable if we all play our roles patriotically and commit to being our brother’s keeper.
He admonished Christains to continue praying for the country for God’s positive intervention.