Easter celebration: Saraki advises Nigerians

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President of the Senate, Senator Bukola
Saraki, has called on all Nigerians to imbibe the value of sacrifice in the
interest of the country as demonstrated by Jesus Christ whose selfless service
to humanity is being commemorated across the world at this Easter period.

Saraki in a statement released by his
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, congratulated
Christian faithful in Nigeria and across the world as they celebrate the Easter

He expressed appreciation to Nigerians for
their steadfastness and prayers which have had immense impact on the peace,
unity and continued survival of the nation.

He noted that the successful conduct of the
2019 general elections was a direct testament to the sincere efforts and
prayers of all Nigerians.

The President of the Senate stated that the
Easter period was again a reminder that we have to imbibe the spirit of making
sacrifices in the interest of Nigerians as exemplified by Jesus Christ whose
birth, life, passion, death and resurrection brought salvation to mankind.

Saraki said: “I believe that our country
will become better if we all commit ourselves to selfless service and making
sacrifices, both at the individual and collective level.

“I also believe that Christians, like their
counterparts in other faiths, have spent the Lenten Season to stand in the gap
for Nigeria in particular and humanity in general.

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“The prayers and fasting of Nigerians have
been the bulwark against all the centrifugal and centripetal forces threatening
to pull our nation down.

“We must not relent but only need to add
discipline, obedience to law and more intense patriotism to our attitude.

“I congratulate Christians and all
Nigerians for the demonstration of faith in our common heritage through
fasting, prayer, sober reflection and sacrifices in the interest of the country
for which we now commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ,” he stated.

While acknowledging that the country is
still confronted by developmental, economic and social challenges, he insisted
that all the obstacles are surmountable if we all play our roles patriotically
and commit to being our brother’s keeper.

He urged Christians not to relent in their
prayers for God’s positive intervention in the affairs of the country at all

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