By Suzan Edeh
Bauchi—As Christians the world over celebrate the Easter, the people of Bauchi State have been called upon to bury their ethnic, religious or political differences and live in peace and harmony with one another.
The call was contained in goodwill message by the state governor, Isa Yuguda. He said in the message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ishola Michael Adeyemi, that “it is only by so doing that peace will continue to reign in our state and the country in general. I would also like to appeal for continued prayers to God to bring to an end the current security challenges being faced in different parts of the country.”
The governor, who congratulated the Christians in the state for witnessing another Easter celebration also asked them to ensure that the period was used to show solidarity and love to Jesus Christ who paid the supreme price in order to save lives of his disciples and followers.
He also called on Christians in the state emulate Jesus Christ by imbibing the virtues he portrayed while alive through sober reflection and self-evaluation with a view to knowing how well to relate with their creator and fellow human beings.
‘’Our state and country as a whole needs peace now more than ever before. We cannot therefore afford to allow ourselves to be divided along religious or ethnic lines. We must allow peace to reign in order to make progress,” he added
Yuguda used the occasion to reiterate the commitment of the state government to the maintenance of law and order.