The NSGF enjoined Christians to conduct themselves well during the season.
The Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, has enjoined Christians to pray to God for solutions to the socio-economic and security challenges confronting Nigerians during the Lenten season which began on Wednesday.
The Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, made the call on Thursday in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo.
The forum also enjoined Christians to conduct themselves well to maximise the spiritual and physical benefits inherent in the season.
Mr. Aliyu identified good intention, prayers and firmness of purpose in the pursuit of good deeds as conditions for reaping the benefits of the holy season.
He reminded Christians that the “faithful are obliged to fast, pray and abstain from heavy meals and other bad habits as well as give alms during the Lenten period.”
He urged Christians to accord the season all the necessary attention by being proactive in decisions and actions that will ensure their full participation in the fast.
He said Ash Wednesday which signifies the commencement of the 40-day Lenten season is characterised by penance, reflection and fasting, which prepares Christian faithful for Christ’s resurrection on Easter
Sunday and should therefore be taken very seriously by all Christians.
The NSGF urged Christian clerics to educate their congregations on what is expected of Christians during the holy season to earn God’s blessings.
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