Barely 12 hours after he lifted the ban on religious congregations in kogi state, Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has urged Christians and people of the state to use the Easter celebration to seek God’s intervention over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bello gave the advice on Thursday in Lokoja in his Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammad in which he felicitated with Christians in the state and all over the world to mark the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Duaglobalnews reports that the Coronavrus has been ravaging some states of the federation and the world over with frightening statistics of victims.
He also called on Christians to imbibe the virtues of sacrifice and love displayed by Jesus Christ as they celebrate the special occasion.
Bello said:”As we mark Easter, it is pertinent to reflect deeply on the lessons of uncommon sacrifice, selflessness and inestimable love as displayed by Jesus Christ for the redemption of mankind.
“The spirit of sacrifice as displayed by Jesus Christ, who willingly offered himself on the cross for mankind, should be a lesson for all Christians.
“Genuine love for humanity can only be expressed when we take the teachings and sacrifice of Christ to heart.
“As a people, we must be willing to make sacrifices for the overall development of our state and the good of our fellow brothers and sisters.”
The governor also urged Christians and people of the state to maintain high level personal hygiene and observe social distancing to keep the state safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.