Easter: Bury hard feelings, Kwara Bishop urges Nigerians
The Bishop of Diocese of Kwara Anglican Communion Rt Revd Sunday Timothy Adewole, has urged Nigerians to bury hard feelings and join hands in building the nation noting that the task required everyone to participate in the affairs to ensure a continuous growth and development.
According to the Sun, Bishop Adewole made this call in his Easter service at the Cathedral of Saint Barnabas Anglican Church Sabo-Oke Ilorin, Kwara State.
He said, “we should be hopeful in an hopeless situation because the lord is there he has the ability to turn things around for good.
Commenting on the aftermath of the 2023 general elections, the cleric said, “nobody can come to power except the Lord put him there if we want to seek redress, we should go the legal way, we should not incite people, we should follow the law of the land and then hope on the lord” He said
Bishop Adewole noted that “Easter celebration is the resurrection of the lord Jesus Christ, today Jesus rose to defeat Satan and to open the gate of eternity for believers, today is so important because if there is no resurrection there will be no Christianity. He rose that is why we have confidence to know that even after living this world there will be place in the Kingdom” he said
During the service, some of the participants exhibited joy in the Easter festivity and hope for better days ahead.
Earlier, the Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdurazak, congratulated the Christian community in the state on the Easter celebration, describing it as a period of introspection, self-discipline, sacrifice, forgiveness, and commitment to God.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, in a statement made available to journalists, in Ilorin the state capital, the Governor urged Nigerians to make use of this festive season to seek God’s favour for the country and refrain from all divisive tendencies.
“The Easter festivities come at a unique moment in our national life when we have just elected new representatives and chief executives to pilot the affairs of the country for the next four years. In the spirit of the Easter, and of the Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan, we need to bury the hard feelings that came with electioneering campaign and join new leaders for the task of nation building — a task that requires everyone to support every effort for sustainable growth and development,” the Governor said in the statement.
He said, “I wish everyone greater strides and glad tidings as we celebrate the festivities.”
Also, the speaking, Kwara State House of Assembly Yakubu Danladi-Salihu felicitated the Christian faithful on the occasion of the Easter festival.
Danladi-Salihu in his congratulatory message to the Christian faithful called for the need to absolved the essence of Easter, ask for forgiveness and renew their commitment to God.
He also called on the believers to continue to intercede for Nigeria and her leaders for the peace and progress of the nation.
“On this great occasion of Easter, I wish my Christian brothers and sisters compliment of the season and many happy returns” he said.