Governor Abiola Ajimobi at the weekend urged Nigerians to pray fervently for the country to overcome Boko Haram and other security challenges present facing it.
The governor made the call in his Easter message made available to journalists in Ibadan signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo.
According to the governor, it is only through fervent prayers that Nigeria can overcome all the various security challenges in the country especially the senseless killings, maiming and bombings resulting from being insurgents in some parts of the country.
While condemning the “senseless killings, maiming and bombings, ”Governor Ajimobi declared that “no religion is in support of taking people’s lives under whatever guise”, hence the need for all Nigerians to join hands in finding a lasting solution to it.
He emphasized that there was the need for Christians in across the country to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebrations to pray for peace and tranquility to reign supreme in the country,saying,it was in an atmosphere of love, togetherness and renewed commitment to Nigeria’s unity that
Nigeria could attain the much-desired greatness and be counted among the comity of successful nations.
Governor Ajimobi then urged Nigerians to emulate Jesus Christ who offered himself as a living sacrifice for the redemption of mankind, saying,“ Easter is not about wining and dining. Rather, it is an occasion to realize that we need to love one another as exhibited by God who,out of his love for mankind, offered Jesus Christ to die for our sins and to give life more abundantly”.
Congratulating Christians on the successful completion of the 40-day fasting, the governor urged the christians to use the occasion to reflect on the essence of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as well as the opportunity it offered them to be closer to their Creator.
“This being the case, we should now eschew any divisive tendency, violence and other things that are antithetical to the teachings of Jesus Christ.’’