By: Valentine Adese (JP),
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong who doubles as the Chairman of the Northern State’s Governors Forum (NGF) has joined Christians all over the world, especially in Plateau State, Nigeria in marking the Easter celebration.
Governor Lalong in a message of felicitation, signed by, his Director of Press and Public Affairs, dated, 2nd April 2021, said there is every reason for Nigerians to appreciate God for his mercies over the nation throughout the difficult period of lockdowns and other disruptions occasioned by the corona virus pandemic.
According to the Governor, “the period of Easter calls for deeper reflection on the grace of God and the strengthening of faith in his love for mankind, which is the essence of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ”.
Governor Lalong, therefore, “urged Nigerians to put aside differences of faith, ethnicity, political and ethnic affiliations in order to forge a common front in defeating various forms of criminal activities that continue to pose serious threats to the nation”.
He said it is only when Nigerians work together in unity and support security agencies and relevant government bodies that insecurity can be overcome to enable the people pursue their lawful businesses in peace.
While wishing the people of Plateau State and Nigeria a successful Easter celebration, Governor Lalong called on Christians to continue to demonstrate the love of God to one another and people of other faiths and let the light of God manifest in all their activities in order to drive the desired change in the nation.