Former president Goodluck Jonathan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila yesterday extended their wishes to all Christian faithful in Nigeria and around the world as they celebrate this year’s Easter, saying they should not lose hope.
Jonathan in a post on his verified Facebook page said, “It is a moment of thanksgiving as well as an opportunity to reflect on the benefits of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“From Holy Scriptures, we understand that the purpose of Christ’s death on the cross was to redeem humanity from the bondage of sin, establish His love on us and grant us access to eternal life.
“At Easter, our common testimonies are tales of the triumph of life over death, songs of victory over the devil and celebrations of love, mercy and grace.
“These are not the best of times for Nigerians and many others around the world because of the global crisis caused by the outbreak of COVID – 19 pandemic, which has disrupted the fate and fortunes of many. It has been a season of hardship for some and a moment of fear and despair for others,” he added.
On his part, Speaker of the House, Gbajabiamila, congratulated Christians in Nigeria for marking this year’s Easter in the face of COVID-19.
Gbajabiamila who said the Easter period was a time for sober reflection urged Christians to use the period to pray for Nigeria and the world at large, especially at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.