Vanguard (Lagos)

19 April 2014

Nigeria: Easter - Learn to Forgive, Ekweremadu Urges Nigerians

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of forgiveness and love inherent in Easter.

Ekweremadu made the call in an Easter message issued in Abuja on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Uche Anichukwu.

He said forgiveness, self-sacrifice, love and patriotism were indispensable instruments in nation building and urged Nigerians to eschew hatred and selfishness in their interactions.

"On the occasion of Easter, God wants to remind us of his selfless love for mankind in giving his only son as the sacrificial lamb to atone for our sins and the power of love to rise from the dead.

"Therefore, Easter is not just an event, but a way of individual and national life of forgiveness, reconciliation, love, peace, unity and patriotic zeal.

"We must all imbibe these virtues to surmount the present challenges and bring about the much desired national renaissance and development," Ekweremadu said.

The deputy senate president wished the Christian faithful a peaceful and joyful Easter celebration. (NAN)

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