Reflect on virtues of Christ, Dickson urges
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.
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.