Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has called on Nigerians to use the Easter occassion to pray for a successful and peaceful transition of power as Nigeria prepares for change of leadership.
Buni stated this in a goodwill message to the Christian faithful to mark the Easter occassion.
He said, it is very important to internalise the values of love and sacrifice as reflected in the teachings of the Easter at this period of our national life.
Buni said: “The good lessons of love and sacrifice should be used to promote peace and unity for the prosperity of the country and Nigerians.”
The Governor noted that this is a blessed period when Christain faithful observe the Easter at a time when their Muslim brothers are observing the Ramadan fast.
He said: “It is therefore a great opportunity for us as a Nation to take advantage of this period to pray for our country.”
The called on religious and community leaders to always preach peace and peaceful coexistence, stressing that: “We can only practice our religions and acheive prosperity when we have peace.”
He recalled that: “Some few years back, we could not go to mosques and churches in Yobe state due to security challenge, but today we glorify God for the peace we now enjoy across the state.”
He advised that: “We should therefore guard it jealously and avoid anything that could tamper with peace and security in Yobe state and Nigeria.”