Easter messages: Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has called on Christians to embrace the lessons of Easter as a practical guide to life, noting that Easter has demonstrated that “sacrifice brings liberation and victory”.
In a Message to mark this year’s easter celebration, the governor noted that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, “through the sadness, pain and despair of the Crucifixion, also embodied hope, liberation and victory over darkness, as evidenced in the Resurrection”.
A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on media and Publicity quoted Malam El-Rufai as dying that “through tough and calm times, people of faith have an example to emulate. Easter is a pointer to the power of hope, and a demonstration that sacrifice ultimately brings liberation and victory”.
The governor expressed the hope that universal message of a common humanity will spur Nigerians to uphold peace and harmony, and to always embrace others as part of the great family God has created.