Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians to pray harder for divine intervention in all areas of the nation’s life.
Ekweremadu made the call in his Easter message to the Christian faithful, which was made available to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.
He said that no matter how troubling the future currently appeared, the resurrection power of the risen Christ could turn around the fortunes of the country.
Ekweremadu said: “On the occasion of this Easter celebration, I call for deeper reflections over the affairs of the nation.
“Let us pray as patriots. Importantly, let us invoke the resurrection powers of the risen Christ to intervene in the affairs of this nation.
“Let us pray for an end to the wanton killings and destructions, general insecurity, economic hardship, and hunger in the land.
“Let us pray God to imbue our leaders, across all political divides, with the milk of human kindness and deep insights to lead the nation on the social, economic, and political revival and national unity.
“Let us also pray that God should touch the hearts of our leaders to apply the brakes and end the gale of divisiveness, political intolerance, barefaced oppression, and exclusion that currently pervade the land.”
He wished Nigerians a happy Easter celebration, assuring that God would never abandon Nigeria, as only His will would ultimately prevail in the affairs of the nation.
Similarly, the immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark also harped on the need for citizens to live in peace and harmony with one another.
He said this was necessary in order to create an enabling environment for development.
Mark craved for a harmonious relationship between and among adherents of various religions.
He said: “We have more to gain staying together as a people with a common destiny.”
The former senate president expressed worries that the unabated upheavals and violent crimes across the countryportends a threat to the future of the country.
He, therefore, urged the Federal Government to take a critical look at the clarion calls by Nigerians for the review of security apparatus as well as the restructuring of the polity.
Such a review or restructuring, Mark submitted, should be anchored on fairness, equity, justice and in a manner that will give every section of the nation a sense of belonging.
Mark added: “For me, we can no longer shy away from the agitation by the citizens for restructuring of the nation, if that would give everyone a sense of belonging as equal stakeholders in the Project-Nigeria.”