Former Governor of Abia State and Senator-elect, Abia North Senatorial District, Dr. Orji Kalu, has urged Nigerians to embrace peace and unity in the spirit of Easter celebration.
According to Kalu, Christians should use the special season to offer prayers for the country.
In a statement issued by his media office, the former governor called on Nigerians to live their lives based on the teachings of the Holy Bible.
He said: “I join the Christian community across the globe to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“As Christians, we are expected to follow the doctrine of Christianity as enshrined in the Holy Bible.
“We must emulate the life of Jesus Christ in all our pursuits in order to build a decent society.
“The Easter season is for self-appraisal and sober reflection in the service of God and mankind.
“Let us embrace piety, forgiveness, brotherhood and togetherness in our endeavours.
“Despite the diversity of Nigeria, we must tolerate people of all religious faiths.
“Nigeria’s multi-religious nature should not be used as a weapon for discord rather as an opportunity to strengthen relationships across religious divides.
“As we celebrate this year’s Easter, we must continue to reflect the life of Jesus Christ in our activities.”
While wishing the Christian community a hitch free Easter celebration, Kalu stressed that Nigeria can only be great if there is peaceful co-existence among people of different religious backgrounds.