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I greet all Nigerians and wish all a happy Easter. I express solidarity with fellow Nigerians who are victims of the clashes, bloodshed, killings, kidnappings and other unfortunate tragedies in Nigeria. I pray fervently for a turnaround for peace and harmony all over Nigeria.

At Easter we celebrate Jesus who suffered and died so that sinners may live and turn to God. Our leaders must similarly make similar sacrifice for the people. It is the only way to live a human and humane life. There is no legitimate leadership without sacrifice and service. Jesus came so that people may have life and life to the full (Jn. 10:10). Our government should do everything possible to defend and protect Nigerian lives and seriously deal with all forms of extra judicial killing. That, unfortunately is not the case in our country for now. Sadly we suffer heavy loss of human life and the authorities do very little about it. This must change.

However, all Nigerians should believe in God and never lose hope. There is power in God’s promise. Don’t commit suicide, do not despair. God conquered death, so what else can he not conquer?  Jesus said:  “In this world you will have trouble but, courage, I have conquered the world” (Jn. 16:13). Every new day is a new promise for a better world. I call on all Nigerians: Let us believe, pray and work hard according to God’s commandment. Let us establish a kingdom of loving one another irrespective of tribe, religion or status. Just love your neighbour as yourself and do unto others only as you would like them to do to you. Everything we do shall one day be rewarded God will reward you at the resurrection.

May God bless us his people.

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