The Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ike Ekwermadu has enjoined Nigerians to address the nation’s integration deficits and emulate Christ’s sense of sacrifice in order to move the nation forward.
Senator Ekweremadu stated this in an Easter message to the Christian faithful. He said only humility and uncommon sense of forgiveness and sacrifice could have motivated Christ to dwell among men, die and reconcile man unto God again.
The Deputy President of Senate emphasised that the words ‘It is finished” spoken by Christ on the cross was about the most potent statement made by the saviour of mankind, maintaining that in the spirit of Easter, Nigerians should be courageous enough to put an end to all that divides them as a prerequisite for building a prosperous nation.
“It is very sad and a collective indictment that ninety-eight years after the historic amalgamation and over fifty-one years after our hard-won independence, Nigeria is still torn apart by ethno-religious and sectional interests and crises which have made progress very difficult.” Senator Ekweremadu said.
He therefore urged therefore to seize the opportunity of the commemoration of the resurrection of Christ to launch a new chapter in the nation’s life.
“No nation makes progress divided, hence the core message of Easter to us as Nigerians at a time like this is to address our integration deficits by swallowing our prides, burying our differences, healing one another’s wounds, putting Nigeria first in all our dealing, and working together as brothers and sisters to leverage our collective strengths to regenerate the country as the pride of all black nations” Ekweremadu added.
He wished the Christian faithful a happy Easter celebration.