Re­flect on virtues of Christ, Dick­son urges

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris Eze, Ye­nagoa

Bayelsa State Gover­nor Gover­nor Se­ri­ake Dick­son has called on Chris­tians to re­flect on the pos­i­tive virtues Christ stood and died for as they cel­e­brate Easter.

In his Easter mes­sage to people of the state, Gover­nor Dick­son ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with what he called the high level of re­li­gious tol­er­ance in the state and en­joined Chris­tians, Mus­lims and ad­her­ents of other reli­gions across the coun­try, to see each other as broth­ers and sis­ters with a com­mon des­tiny and live peace­fully with one an­other.

The gover­nor called on Chris­tians to im­bibe and prop­a­gate the qual­i­ties and at­tributes that made Je­sus Christ to at­tain such global ac­cep­tance and fol­low­er­ship.

He noted that for so­ci­ety to make mean­ing­ful progress in all ram­i­fi­ca­tions, people from dif­fer­ent re­li­gious back­grounds must work in one ac­cord for a com­mon goal as well as demon­strate true love and tol­er­ance for each other at all times.

He also called on Chris­tians to see the pe­riod as one for stock tak­ing and pray fer­vently for the peace, sta­bil­ity and de­vel­op­ment of the state and coun­try.

The gover­nor, who used the op­por­tu­nity to con­demn the de­struc­tion lives of fel­low Nige­ri­ans by Nige­ri­ans, con­doled with fam­i­lies of those, who lost their lives in the Nyanya, Abuja, bomb­ing.

PHOTO FELIX ONIG­BINDE

From left: Chief Imam of Na­tional Mosque Abuja, Us­taz Musa Mo­hammed; Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan and Chair­man, FCT Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nigeria, Rev. Is­rael Akanji, dur­ing Easter homage to the pres­i­dent at the Pres­i­den­tial Villa in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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