Emulate Christ, Benin monarch, Ewuare, tells Christians
Fayemi Urges Prayers For Peace, Prosperity
The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has enjoined Christians to imbibe and exhibit the qualities and virtues of Jesus Christ in their daily living, and dealings with others.
In a statement, yesterday, signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Desmond Agbama, Ewuare toeing this line would ultimately pave way for a better society.
The monarch while felicitating with Christians as they celebrate Easter, urged them to see the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ as symbols of the Christian faith, just as he admonished them to be guided by Christ’s principles, gospel and commandments at all times.
He further charged them to endeavour to live harmoniously with one another, irrespective of religion, tribe or race, stressing the need for them and their leaders to pray for the unity, peace and progress of Benin kingdom, Edo State and the country.
Meanwhile, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged Christians in the country to imbibe the spirit of love, perseverance and sacrifice, which the Lord Jesus Christ exhibited in ensuring the salvation of humanity.
Fayemi, in his Easter message, signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Yinka Oyebode, congratulated Christians for the successful completion of the Lenten Season, which has culminated in the Easter celebration.
The minister noted that the Easter period offers Christians an opportunity for sober reflection, even as they celebrate with friends and families, as well as an opportunity for Nigerians to imbibe and reflect on the lessons associated with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Urging Christians and the citizens in general to pray for the country, the minister said the country is going through difficult times occasioned by economic downturn, so, “We should persevere in prayers for our leaders at all levels and the country for divine wisdom to enable us surmount all our socio-political and economic challenges.
“This time requires more patience, sacrifice, prayers and a renewed hope in the Nigerian nation. We have passed through even more difficult situations before, and we shall triumph over this too as we remain committed to actualising the much desired change.”
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