By Ezra Odogu
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated Lagosians, especially Christians in the State on the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, urging them to emulate his virtues of humility, perseverance and compassion.
The Governor also urged the Christian faithful in the State to continue to live in peace and harmony with believers in other faiths, noting that good neighbourliness, selflessness and patience were among the several lessons taught and exemplified by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Governor Sanwo-Olu in his Easter Message issued on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, implored Nigerians, especially Christians to use the occasion to seek the face of God for continuous peace in Lagos State and end to insurgency and other insecurity challenges in Nigeria.
“I wish all Lagosians and Christians across the country and other parts of the world, Happy Easter as we celebrate God’s greatest sacrifice to mankind. Events leading to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ were epochal in the annals of Christianity and humanity. They remind us of his virtues of sacrifice, love, harmony and peaceful coexistence among humanity.
“As Christians, this period offers us an opportunity to rethink our relationships as individuals, as communities and as a nation. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ typifies love, affection and tolerance. It also marked the end of evil and the beginning of good deeds. I want to urge us to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ by positively impacting the lives of friends, colleagues, associates, neighbours and family members.
“As we celebrate this year’s Easter, I want to urge Christian faithful in the State to continue to pray for continuous peace in our dear State, Lagos and end to insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, insurgency and other insecurity challenges in Nigeria.”