…Preaches Unity, Peace, Tolerance
Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the Christian community on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, calling on the faithful to use the period to pray for continued peace and stability of the state as well as the country in general.
In a goodwill message, Governor Yahaya noted that the Easter period provides an opportunity for unity of purpose, reinforcement of bond of brotherhood and dedication in service to God and humanity as exemplified by Jesus Christ.
He said Easter symbolises love, sacrifice, service to God and country as well as triumph of good over evil, urging the people to always reflect on the lessons and significance of the season and demonstrate same in their lives.
“On this occasion of Easter feast, I want to enjoin our Christian brothers and sisters in Gombe State and the world over to continue to promote peace and good neighbourliness ”.
” I want to also urge you to remain steadfast in prayers and continue to sacrifice for the good and advancement of our dear state”.
” I also call on you to continue to pray fervently against the security challenges in the country as well as the Covid -19 pandemic which is still very much with us”.
“We are indeed in a trying moment but I am optimistic that with collective commitment, sacrifice and by turning to God through prayers we shall overcome all the trials and emerge stronger”.
He noted that unlike last year’s, the 2021 Easter is coming at a time the world is recording success over the covid-19 pandemic with the gradual easing of restrictions earlier imposed and the discovery of preventive vaccines, calling on the people of the state not to be hesitant but to present themselves and be vaccinated against the deadly virus.
While wishing the Christian faithful a peaceful and joyous Easter celebrations, Governor Yahaya urged the clergy to use the occasion to preach peace, tolerance and good neighborliness amongst the diverse people.