Oyo State Governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, has urged Christians not to relent in prayers for the sustenance of unity, peace and security of the country and for God to bring lasting peace to the troubled Northeastern region of the country.
In an Easter message on Sunday, the governor, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Bolaji Tunji, urged Christians to imbibe the spirit of love, sacrifice and selflessness exhibited by Jesus Christ, in their relationship with one another.
“Easter is not only about wining and dining. It is an occasion to show love to one another as exhibited by God who, out of his love for mankind, offered Jesus Christ to die for our sins to give us life more abundantly.
“We should, therefore, eschew any divisive tendency, violence and other things that are antithetical to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Let us sustain our prayers for peace to continue to reign in Nigeria, particularly in the Northeast,” he said.
The governor expressed appreciation to the Christian faithfuls for their fervent prayers for the state throughout his eight-year tenure, which he said played a key role in the restoration of peace and security, as well as his unprecedented achievements.
“Permit me to use this opportunity to thank Christians and affiliate bodies in the state for their support and prayers for our dear state in the past eight years, without which we would not have been able to achieve anything tangible. “
He asked the people to emulate Jesus Christ, who voluntarily offered himself as a living sacrifice for the redemption of mankind.