KADUNA — Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State has said that the security challenges facing the Nigerians were due “the evil machination of agents of darkness,” noting that it was “time to seek the face of God in overcoming this trying period in our nationhood.”
Yero said that “only God can ensure the victory of good over evil.’’ These were contained in his Easter message to Nigerians.
The Governor, however, asked Christians in the country to forge greater unity with other Nigerians irrespective of tribe and religion.
Yero’s message was signed by his Director-General, Media and Publicity, Ahmed Meiyaki.
The governor said the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ brought positive change to humanity saying that people should imbibe the lessons of the event by forging unity in diversity.
He said: “Yero also congratulated Christians and indeed the entire people of Kaduna State on the occasion of the 2014 Easter celebrations, while calling on them to forge greater unity irrespective of religious or ethnic diversities.
“The Governor said Christians should use the Easter period to pray for peace and stability of the state and the entire country.”
According to him, “at this holy period when the entire Christian world marks the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is important to reflect on the significance of the event to the salvation of mankind as well as human brotherhood, love and peace.
”Christians should use this occasion to intensify prayers and devotion for God’s intervention on the current challenges facing the nation.
“I therefore believe that this Easter period provides us an opportunity to move closer to God by asking Him to forgive us all our sins, have mercy on us and grant us divine favour in resolving all our challenges as a nation, especially the unfortunate wanton killings of innocent souls across the country.”
Governor Yero further condemned the spate of criminality and killings in the country, especially the recent bomb attack at the Nyanya motor park, saying: “We pray that God Almighty should expose the evil doers that are bent on creating confusion in our country.”