–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has called on Nigerians to use the Easter celebration to pray for the nation as well as rekindle their hope and trust in the supremacy of God to deliver the nation and humanity from prevailing challenges of life.
The opposition leader, in a goodwill message to Nigerians, stressed that the coming of Easter, the triumph of life over death, at the time the whole world is being ravaged by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, is a divine pointer that God has not abandoned humanity.
Elumelu further stressed that the “crucifixion and triumphant resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead offer us heavenly assurance of the triumph of life over death, health over sicknesses, happiness over gloom, hope in despair as well as our healing, deliverance from pestilences and our complete victory over this COVID-19 pandemic
“As a nation and humanity at large, we are presently challenged by the outbreak of coronavirus disease otherwise known as Covid-19. Though, thousands have been infected and many are dying by the day, our hope must remain strong in God and his redemptive power to deliver mankind as manifested in Christ’s triumph over dead at Easter.
“Indeed, in Easter, we are certain that all hope is not lost. We must therefore strive to use the period for sober reflection and prayers for the nation and humanity bearing in mind that God, in II Chronicles 7:14, assured that if we humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our evil ways, he would hear us and forgive our sins and heal our land. A time as this calls for such humility of heart and total reliance on God for solution”.
Elumelu further urged Nigerians to use the period to strengthen their spirit of resilience and continue to reach out and assist one another, especially families and individuals whose daily source of livelihood have been crippled by the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also commended our health workers for their sacrifices, charged the citizen to continue to adhere to health safety directives including social distancing and personal hygiene, while urging leaders across board to do more personally and officially to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians.
The Minority leader prayed for the safety and health of all and wished all Nigerians a happy Easter celebration.