By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has urged Christians to use the Easter celebration to reflect on the huge sacrifices made by Jesus Christ to mankind and extend the same gestures of unconditional love to their neighbours irrespective of religious differences.
The Speaker called on Nigerians and indeed Christians to renew their faith in God through Jesus Christ so that his death and resurrection will not be in vain.
Hon Ogundoyin in a statement marking the 2021 Easter celebration said the country at this trying period need to come together and renew their faith.
“it is the season of rebirth hence people must renew their faith and imbibe the teachings of the risen Savior.
“Easter Is one of the most important days for Christians across the world. To this end,
“I am wishing all Nigerians a blessed 2021 Easter. Jesus Christ died so that we could live. Let us endeavor to do away with sins and prepare ourselves to be worthy ambassador of Christ, the Savior.
“Though, the Country is still going through difficult times, all we need to do is to use this period of Easter celebration to pray for a better and more prosperous Nation.
“Oyo State also require our prayers as Governor Seyi Makinde continues to paddle the canoe of the Pacesetter State,” the Speaker said.
He said Easter is usually a period of solemn celebration and reflection, stressing that the 40-day lent that preceded it is a time for spiritual sacrifice and personal discipline.
Hon Ogundoyin urged all Nigerians to see light at the end of the tunnel maintained that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ brought hope and eternal life to the people.
He warned Nigerians to desist from promoting issues and activities that are capable of dividing us but called for love, unity and togetherness among the citizenry.