The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the Easter celebration to rededicate themselves to the virtues of justice, forgiveness, and reconciliation, which he said were the essences of the ministry of Jesus Christ on earth.
Ekweremadu said no nation would make progress unless the people were willing to forgive the past, reconcile their differences, and enthrone justice for all, irrespective of their religious, ethnic, and political backgrounds.
He stated this in his goodwill message to the Christian faithful at Easter.
Ekweremadu, who stressed that injustice and unforgiveness were utterly slowing down the nation’s progress, maintained that “Easter offers an opportunity for sober reflections, to bind up the brokenhearted, announce freedom for those held in the captivity of unforgiveness and vengeance, to let justice reign and make restitutions to the mistreated”.
He urged Nigerians to continue to uphold their faith in the nation’s democracy, while also pray for the nation’s speedy exit from the current economic difficulties.
The Senator, however, asserted that such faith must also be accompanied by the sincerity on the side of the leaders to put the nation on the right track of progress.
“I disagree, once again, with those who hold the view that we do not need to restructure the country to make progress. Such mindset is a recipe for more social, political, and economic woes because we cannot continue to do the same thing and expect a different result.
“Righting the wrongs of the past, therefore, includes restoring for true federalism, the very foundation upon which our fathers covenanted to build the Nigerian nation to enthrone justice, equity, and peace as well as speedy and lasting development”.
Ekweremadu wished Nigerians a hitch free and happy Easter celebration.