From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Nigerians has been urged to put aside differences of faith, ethnicity, political and ethnic affiliations in order to forge a common front in defeating various forms of criminal activities that continue to pose serious threats to the nation.
It is only when Nigerians work together in unity and support security agencies and relevant government bodies that insecurity can be overcome to enable the people pursue their lawful businesses in peace.
The Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong stated this in his Easter message to the people, stressing that “there is every reason for Nigerians to appreciate God for his mercies over the nation throughout the difficult period of lockdowns and other disruptions occasioned by the corona virus pandemic.”
He urged the people of the state to work assiduously towards overcoming the pandemic by availing themselves to be vaccinated and also observing all laid down protocols.
The governor said the period of Easter calls for deeper reflection on the grace of God and the strengthening of faith in his love for mankind.
Lalong added that “last year, we marked Easter under a lockdown because of COVID-19,however, we now have some relief with the availability of vaccines and more awareness on prevention.
“We need to redouble our efforts in making sure that we participate in the vaccination exercise and also sensitise our people to adjust to living under the new COVID-19 era,” he urged.
While wishing the people of the state and Nigerians a successful Easter celebration, lalong called on Christians to continue to demonstrate the love of God to one another and people of other faiths and let the light of God manifest in all their activities in order to drive the desired change in the nation.
Meanwhile, Senator representing Plateau North constituency, Senator Istifanus D. Gyang has expressed his warmest Easter greetings and good wishes to Christians worldwide, the good people he represents in particular, and indeed all citizens as the world marks this year’s Easter.
In related development, The Management Committee, Chairman, Jos North Local Government Council, Shehu Bala Usman has felicitated with Christians in the area on the occasion of the Easter, urging them to emulate his virtues of humility, faithfulness, perseverance and compassion