Pray for Nigeria, Gbemi Saraki urges

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Tu­raki A. Has­san

Chris­tians in Nigeria have been urged to pray for the coun­try as they joined other faith­ful to cel­e­brate Easter, a fes­ti­val mark­ing the death and res­ur­rec­tion of Je­sus Christ.

A Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) chief­tain, Se­na­tor Gbe­misola Saraki, who stated this in her Easter mes­sage, said this was a time that the coun­try needs the prayer of not only the Chris­tian faith­ful but the en­tire Nige­ri­ans.

She said what the coun­try is go­ing through now re­quire that all re­li­gious groups, politi­cians and ev­ery­body that truly loves the coun­try should come to­gether and en­sure that Nigeria sur­vives this try­ing pe­riod.

“Nigeria is go­ing through a lot now and what is hap­pen­ing is not pe­cu­liar to any part of the coun­try whether in Borno or La­gos. What is im­por­tant is that we make up our minds to boldly face our chal­lenges,” she said, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from her of­fice.

She added that “Nigeria is at the thresh­old of great­ness and like a preg­nant woman in labour, she is go­ing through a lot of pains and ag­o­nies as­so­ci­ated with it.

“What this means to each and ev­ery one of us is that there is light at the end of this dark tun­nel. The pains and ag­o­nies of labour may seem too much for us to bear, but it can­not be com­pared with the bun­dle of joy that will fol­low such pains. I am very sure that we will come out of this trial very strong.”

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