The Kogi State Commissioner for Finance Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris, has renewed the call for harmony and peace before during and after the Easter festivity.
In a statement to mark this year’s Easter, the Commissioner urged the people to imbibe the lessons of sacrifice and tolerance embedded in the festivity.
“As we celebrate the commemoration of the central event in the history of Christendom; the resurrection of Jesus Christ, let us learn tolerance and sacrifice taught by Jesus’s teachings,” MAAI said.
He urged citizens of the state to tolerate each other despite their differences, Commended Gov Yahaya Bello for creating an enabling environment for peace to thrive in the State.
“The holy day marks that moment in time when good conquered evil, hope overcame despair and life triumphed over death,” the statement added.
MAAI stressed that in this age of great challenges of insecurity, Easter’s timeless message strengthens the people for the tasks before them.
“As we celebrate, let us remember that our lives have great purpose and value, and therefore we must never give up hope of a better Nigeria.
”As citizens of Kogi State, let us play our roles as true citizens through love and sacrifice for the general good of the society,” the Commissioner noted.
MAAI said, the greatest legacy that Jesus Christ left for the people are the legacy of love and sacrifice noting that,
“I believe the best way we can carry on that legacy is to fulfil our obligations to our society.”
He challenged the people to show love and make sacrifices in order to maintain the harmonious and peaceful co-existence amongst them for which the Kogi people have come to be known.
He stated that, “The peace we enjoy and cooperation of the people has helped the government venture into terrains that today have given us hope that we could be a model of development.
”The Administration of Governor Yahaya Bello is determined to sustain the pace of development, but people must show commitment by leading from all fronts in order to move Kogi State and Nigeria forward.”
The Commissioner congratulated and rejoiced with Christians for witnessing yet another Easter, prayed for peace and progress of the state.