Gov. Sani Bello: ” Easter is a significant period in the lives of Christians.”
As Christians all over the world celebrate Easter to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, has implored Christians in the state to use the period to pray God to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic that has engulfed the entire globe.
This is contained in Governor Sani Bello’s Easter message to the people, signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mrs. Mary Noel Berje.
“Easter is a significant period in the lives of Christians as it is essentially the foundation upon which the Christian religion is built. It is also one of the most solemn periods of worship in the Christiandom,” he said.
The governor urged all Christians, irrespective of their denomination, to use this period to seek for God’s intervention by praying fervently so that the COVID-19 pandemic ends and people all over the world return to their normal lives.
Governor Sani Bello added that the COVID-19 pandemic could be regarded as a test of one’s faith in God while calling on Christians not to despair but be resolute and seek mercy of the Almighty at this moment of trial, adding that the world will pull out of it stronger and more united.
On the security challenges bedeviling some parts of the state, he assured that government is not resting on its oars as it vows to crush the bandits and other criminal elements in the State.
Governor Sani Bello felicitated with the Christian Community for marking the feast of Easter and appealed to them to observe the precautionary measures that have been adopted against contracting the coronavirus by keeping to good hygiene practices, sanitation and social distancing.
He appealed to the Christians not to see the restriction placed on movement as a denial for them to carry out their normal annual rites, but as measures to safeguard their lives so that they live and continue to practice their religion even when the world would have overcome the pandemic.
Governor Sani Bello also commended residents of the state for complying with the strategies evolved to contain the spread of the dreaded global pandemic.