By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
Easter message – VICE President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria is on the path of resurrection and progress.
Osinbajo made the remark in a chat with the State House correspondents shortly after the Easter Service at the Aso Villa Chapel, Abuja.
He said that the resurrection of Jesus Christ implied that the country was moving out of its present challenges to a greater hope and peace.
According to him, ”The resurrection of Jesus Christ is also a strong and powerful message to the nation.
”The message is that our nation is on the path of resurrection, is on the path of progress, is on the path of elevation.
”We are moving out from all our challenges and we are going to a place of greater hope, peace and prosperity and abundance for all of us.”
The Chaplain of the Aso Villa Chapel, Pastor Seyi Malomo, who delivered a sermon on: “The Temporary Hour of Darkness,” said Nigeria was going to rise again.
He said that the resurrection of Christ signified that darkness can only reign but for a while.
He said, ”According to the message today, darkness only reign for a while. No natter the evil, the problem we are facing, just as Jesus only laid in the grave for three days, all these will be over.
”As long as Jesus rose from the dead, we are going to rise again, even all of you listening to me.”
He called on all Nigerians to emulate the life of Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life for the salvation of mankind.
He said: ”In terms of sacrifice, we have to emulate the life of Jesus Christ
”He sacrificed for mankind. And we are liberated and celebrating because he paid the sacrifice.
”We are all call to do our role in giving that sacrifice that will bring the liberation, the greatness of our nation.”
Various songs were rendered to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.