By Bala Dauda, Damaturu
Gov Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has called on Nigerians to use the Easter season to pray for a successful and peaceful transition of power as Nigeria prepares for leadership change on May 29.
Buni stated this in a goodwill message to the Christian faithful to mark the Easter occasion.
He said, it is very important to internalize the values of love and sacrifice as reflected in the teachings of Easter at this period of our national life.
“The good lessons of love and sacrifice should be used to promote peace and unity for the prosperity of the country and Nigerians,” the governor said.
Buni noted that, “ this is a blessed period when Christian faithful observe the Easter at a time when their Muslim brothers are observing the Ramadan fast.
“It is therefore a great opportunity for us as a Nation to take advantage of this period to pray for our country.”
The governor therefore called on religious and community leaders to always preach peace and peaceful co-existence.
“We can only practice our religions and achieve prosperity when we have peace.
“Some few years back, we could not go to Mosques and Churches in Yobe state due to security challenges, but today we glorify God for the peace we now enjoy across the state.
“We should therefore guard it jealously and avoid anything that could tamper with Peace and security in Yobe state and Nigeria,” he advised.