Mark, Ekweremadu preach peace at Easter
Immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu have asked Nigerians across the religious or socio- political divide to close ranks and work harmoniously in order to overcome the challenges facing the country.
Senator Mark, in a good will message to Nigerians marking this year’s Easter celebration urged Christians to use the period to pray for the survival of Nigeria, saying that the current situation requires divine intervention. In a statement by his media aide, Paul Mumeh, Mark enjoined Christians to imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ and the lessons of Easter which emphasize peace, love, perseverance and forgiveness.
Ekweremadu on his part, urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the virtues of justice, forgiveness, and reconciliation, which he said were the essence of the ministry of Jesus Christ on earth.
Ekweremadu said no nation would make progress unless the people were willing to forgive the past, reconcile their differences, and enthrone justice for all, irrespective of religious, ethnic, and political backgrounds.
Also speaking, Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West) called on the people of Lagos West Senatorial district and Nigerians to remain peaceful and exhibit the Christian virtues of sacrifice, love and abiding faith in a better tomorrow as exemplified in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In his Easter message, Senator Adeola said the season symbolizes a new beginning of hope and redemption for all mankind, adding that for all true Christians the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ means that all challenges confronting individuals and mankind are ultimately surmountable by a fervent believe in God Almighty.