Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged Nigerians not to despair and lose faith in the nation despite its challenges, saying with prayers, the country would overcome its trials and achieve greatness.
In his Easter message, Oshiomhole urged Nigerians to seek the face of God and pray for the return of peace to every part of the country.
According to him, “Easter signifies a renewal, reinvigoration and a rebirth. Nigerians must see beyond the trials of the moment and continue to pray and seek the face of God for an end to the challenges of the moment.
“As Christians, we need to find deeper meaning and appeal in the symbolism of the death and resurrection of Christ. The lesson of Easter is for Christians to rededicate themselves to the teachings of Christ which are peace, faith, hope and love.
“In order to partake of the eternal life which is the essence of His death and resurrection, Christians must imbibe the values of charity, compassion and as well as believe in the sanctity of His sacrifice as the basis of a new beginning; a new beginning for self, the family and the nation.”
The Governor, who said that peace was a catalyst for development added: “I urge everyone to work towards the attainment of peace and security in the country, without which we cannot talk of proper governance, infrastructure development, attracting foreign investors and achieving wealth creation.”
He appealed to people of all faith in the state to continue to maintain their harmonious inter-faith relations, while he thanked the people for their support for his government, saying he would not betray their trust in him.