Easter Sunday: El-Rufai Asks Leaders To Embrace Good Governance

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Updated April 1, 2018
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The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has admonished leaders‎ at all levels to embrace the virtues of sacrifice and tolerance in governance.

He also advised that the welfare of the people should be their priority.

The governor said this in a broadcast on Saturday to mark the Easter celebration.

He also called for ‎peaceful coexistence among people of the state and emphasized the importance of living in love and humility between the leaders and the citizens.

“This festival of triumph follows the holy season of Lent, during which the Christian community engaged in fasting, prayers and works of charity. As people of faith, let us continue to practice in our daily lives the lessons of sacrifice, care for the poor, deep spiritual reflection and love for all humankind, irrespective of tribe or religion, observed during the fasting.

“For more than 2,000 years, Easter has symbolised the triumph of hope over despair and an affirmation that darkness cannot trump the plans and wishes of Almighty God. Jesus Christ set an example of sacrifice that has moved men and women through the ages.

“As we celebrate the triumph of Christ, let us embrace all the lessons of Easter, never losing faith in the will of Almighty God, and the triumph of good over evil. Let us uphold each other in our common humanity and pray for peace in our land. Let us do our best to promote harmony in our communities and reject strife in our land. Let hope never depart from our hearts,” he said.

Speaking further, governor El-Rufai described Easter as a time for more dedication to duty.

He, therefore, assured the citizens that his administration will continue to do its best to improve the quality of life in the state by providing qualitative and affordable education, decent healthcare, as well as security.

“As your Governor, I call on everyone who calls Kaduna State home to join hands with us as we work to make our state peaceful and safe for all; as we push on to improve the quality of life by providing qualitative and affordable education and decent healthcare.

“Easter calls for dedication to duty, and putting the interest of the other before our personal gains, as Jesus taught us by sacrificing His life for all. We pray God Almighty that the blessings and lessons of Easter will spread all through our State, and move us all to be better people”.