Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed has called on Christians to put into practice the lessons taught by Jesus Christ such as patience and self-denial from all sinful acts.
The governor in a press release issued by his senior special assistant on media, Mukhtar Gidado, also tasked the Christians on self-evaluation during the godly day to reflect on their dealings with their creator and ensure they remain on the right path and make recompense where necessary.
According to him, Bauchi state and the nation as a whole need continuous prayers to overcome their myriad of challenges.
Bala also charged all citizens to eschew bitterness by preaching the gospel of peace, love and unity and not allow themselves to be divided by religious bigotry or ethnic affiliation.
“I urge all indigenes of Bauchi state to distance themselves from champions of religious extremism whose stock in trade is to divide our society. Let us live peacefully with one another and must strive to remain as one nation under the guidance of one God,” the statement read in part.
The governor used the opportunity to thank the people of the state for their perseverance and understanding over the hardships “some civil servants are experiencing as a result on-going efforts to sanitise the issue of salary payment.”