The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, on Thursday urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in offering prayers for the country and the leaders.
The minister, who stated this in Abuja in her Easter message to residents of the Federal Capital Territory, also advised Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the service of God, the nation and humanity.
She enjoined Nigerians to demonstrate love and genuine care for one another in the true spirit of Easter as well as imbibe the lessons of peace, selflessness and sacrifice for the common good of the nation.
Akinjide said: “Easter is all about sacrifice, hope, love and peace. Our Lord Jesus Christ gave his life a ransom for us. Let this spirit of selflessness that was in Christ spur us to greater love for one another and renew our faith in our nation.
“Christians and Nigerians should use this period of Easter to pray for the sustenance of Nigeria’s unity. We also need to rededicate ourselves to the service of God and mankind in line with the examples set by Jesus Christ.”
Akinjide, who oversees the Area Councils and Satellite Towns in the FCT, further advised residents of the nation’s capital to live in harmony and eschew acrimony.
She assured the resident of the country’s capital that the FCT Administration would continue to execute programmes and projects that would impact positively on the lives of the people.
“Our resolve is to continue to implement policies and programmes that will benefit the residents of FCT,” she added.