The Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, extended his greetings to Christian believers during the Easter season In Ikeja on Friday.
Obasa encouraged them to pray for the success of the upcoming administrations at the state and national levels, as well as for Nigeria as a whole.
In a statement, Obasa's media aide, Eromosele Ebhomele, quoted the Speaker as encouraging Nigerians to reflect on themselves during the season and understand that the nation requires its people to thrive.
“At this stage, we must regard Nigeria as our country and resolve to unite to make it a better place for all.
“This means that as we pray, let’s also be mindful that we must all be willing to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of our dear country, no matter which part we come from,’’ Obasa said in the statement.
Obasa also urged Christians to embrace religious tolerance, saying it is a means for peaceful coexistence, harmony, and love as demonstrated by Jesus Christ, who is the essence of the season.
He emphasised that Jesus Christ epitomized virtues such as humility, kindness, compassion, and reverence for God. Obasa pointed out that Jesus Christ is a model of resilience and forgiveness.
“This was why He reminded us that love for one another is one of the greatest commandments of God,’’ Obasa also added.
Obasa, on behalf of his colleagues and staff at the Lagos State House of Assembly, congratulated Nigerians and urged them to embrace the virtues of Christ, including love and religious tolerance.
He urged citizens to use this period to touch lives and show compassion to those in need.
The Speaker noted that Lagos State has enjoyed peace and security because the House of Assembly has always prioritised the needs of residents through bills, motions, and resolutions.
The Federal Government had declared Friday, April 7, and Monday, April 10, as work-free days to celebrate the 2023 Easter, in remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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