Mark, Ek­w­ere­madu preach peace at Easter

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

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.

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