By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The Senator representing Kogi West, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has felicitated with the Christian community on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, calling on the faithful to use the period to pray for continued tranquillity and stability of the Senatorial District, Kogi State as well as the country in general.
Adeyemi in his goodwill message, noted that the Easter period provides an opportunity for togetherness of purpose, reinforcement of bond of brotherhood and dedication in service to God and humanity as exemplified by Jesus Christ.
He said Easter symbolises love, sacrifice, service to God and country as well as the triumph of good over evil, urging the people to always reflect on the lessons and significance of the season and demonstrate same in their lives.
“On this occasion of Easter feast, I want to enjoin our Christian brothers and sisters in Kogi West, Kogi State, Nigeria and the world over to continue to promote peace and good neighbourliness.”
“I want to also urge everyone to remain steadfast in prayers and continue to sacrifice for the good and advancement of our dear senatorial district and State.
“I also call on everyone to continue to pray fervently against the security challenges in the country as well as the Covid-19 pandemic which is still very much with us.
“We are indeed in a trying moment but I am optimistic that with collective commitment, sacrifice and by turning to God through prayers we shall overcome all the trials and emerge stronger.”
He noted that unlike last years’, “his year Easter is coming at a time the world is recording success over the Covid-19 pandemic with the gradual easing of restrictions earlier imposed and the discovery of preventive vaccines, calling on the people of Kogi West and Kogi State not to be hesitant but to present themselves and be vaccinated against the deadly virus.
While wishing the Christian faithful peaceful and joyous Easter celebrations, Adeyemi urged the clergies to use the occasion to preach forbearance, tranquillity and good neighbourliness amongst the diverse people.