By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has felicitated with Christian brothers and sisters in the country on the occasion of this year’s Good Friday and Easter Monday celebrations, urging them to give special thanks to God for making it possible for them to witness and celebrate the period.
In her Easter message to Christians in Nigeria, the Minister recalled that, in his life time, Jesus Christ preached peace, honesty, love for one another and above all the fear of God and therefore enjoined them to imbibe these teachings and put them into practice irrespective of their religious inclinations.
She called on Christian brothers and sisters to put into practice the lessons of Jesus Christ which teaches patience and self-denial from all sinful acts and as well appealed for sober reflection and self-evaluation by all to reflect on their dealings with their creator and as human beings to ensure they remain on the right path and make recompense where necessary.
The Minister who observed that, the nation needs continuous prayer to overcome the myriad of challenges, also tasked citizens to eschew bitterness by preaching the gospel of peace, love and unity and not allow themselves to be divided by religious bigotry or ethnic affiliation.
“I urge Nigerians to distance themselves from champions of religious extremism whose stock in trade is to divide our society. Let us live peacefully with one another and must strive to remain as one nation under the guidance of one God,” she advised.