As Christians celebrate Easter, the Senate President, David Mark, has urged Nigerians to make the interest of the nation a priority in all their endeavours in spite of religious or political differences.
In his Easter message, he called for renewed faith and commitment to the ideals of nationhood, stating that Nigerians should continue to demonstrate resilience and perseverance as always in order to reach the Promised Land.
Mr. Mark called on citizens to maintain peace and order especially during this period of transition in the overall interest of the nation.
“Whichever side of the religion or political divides we may find ourselves, what must be paramount is the interest of our country. What makes for the good of all; welfare and security of our citizens must of a necessity be our vision and purpose,” he said
In his message, the Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, urged Christians across Nigeria to use the Easter celebrations to thank God for his grace on Nigeria and continue to pray for peace, development and the greater good of the country.
He emphasized the need for Christians to use the Easter period as a moment of sober reflection to thank God for the success of the 2015 Presidential election and to also pray for peaceful conduct, fairness and credibility in the April 11 elections.
In his statement, the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, said the peace which has prevailed in Nigeria after the election is enough reason for Nigerians to give thanks to God this Easter season.
Mr. Oshiomhole noted that Easter offers Nigerians another opportunity to reflect on their lives and their commitment to God.
“This period, we are enjoined to show love to our neighbours, our family members and indeed to our great country,” he said.
Also, the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, urged all Christians to ponder over the supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and take a cue from his selflessness, by eschewing all forms of political, social and religious vices.
Mr. Amosun also prayed for God’s guidance and blessings for the Buhari presidency and continuity in Ogun State, as Nigerians go to the polls to elect their governors and State Assembly members next Saturday.