The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians to emulate the virtues of forgiveness and self-sacrifice as exhibited by Jesus Christ in order to move the nation forward.
Ekweremadu, who stated this in his Easter message signed by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, said recrimination, unforgiveness, and selfishness were major clogs in the nation’s wheel of progress.
He said: “The Easter celebration is another reminder that forgiveness and self-sacrifice remain indispensable factors in nation-building. I, therefore, call on the Christian faithful and all Nigerians to imbibe Christ’s sense of self-sacrifice by putting the nation’s interest above personal and other narrow interests.
“Recrimination, unforgiveness, and selfishness are not only unchristian, but will also make our journey to the Promised Land farther and more tedious. We must learn to eschew the bitterness and forgive hurts of the past to be able to face the future with renewed spirit of love and hope so that, together, we can make a Nigeria of our dreams”.
While wishing the Christian faithful a happy Easter celebration, the Deputy President of the Senate enjoined Nigerians to seize the opportunity of the Easter to reach out to the sick and less privileged with a view to giving them a new and better lease of life, just as Christ did for mankind.