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Easter: Dickson seeks prayers for Buhari, calls for sober reflection

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has urged Christians to see the Easter celebration as a period of sober reflection.

He also called for prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari, “who is grappling with daunting economic and security challenges, occasioned by the drop in the price of crude oil and general insecurity in some parts of the country.”

According to him, Christians should use the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to reflect the real essence of Easter and the positive virtues for which Christ portrayed, propagated and died.

The Governor in his Easter message to the Bayelsans, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, expressed satisfaction with the high level of religious tolerance, love and the unity of purpose among Christians, Moslems and adherents of other faith.

He admonished Christians all over the country to see other Nigerians as brothers and sisters, with a common destiny, stressing that such positive attitude was what the nation and its leaders needed at the critical moment to change the fortunes of the country in all its ramifications.

Dickson urged Christians to emulate and propagate the qualities and attributes that made Jesus Christ to attain such massive global acceptance and followership.

He emphasised that for society to make meaningful progress, its citizens, no matter their religious affinities, must work in one accord for a common goal as well as demonstrate true love and tolerance for each other at all times.

While calling on Christians to see the Easter period as one for stock taking, he said they should pray fervently for the peace and economic stability as well as the development of the State and country in general.


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