By Solomon Attah,
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has acknowledged that, it is only prayer to God that would intervene in the containment of the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The Governor in his Easter message to felicitate with Christian community in the State, solicited for the prayers of Christian faithfuls to deliver its people from the pandemic that is gradually grounding the country to a stand still.
This was contained in a press statement signed by Governor Sule, a copy which was issued to BusinessDay in Lafia, urge “Christians to pray for the continuous socio-economic development of our dear State.”
The statement “call on you to pray for God’s intervention in the containment of the spread of COVID-19 and the healing of those afflicted by the virus across the globe”.
Its however call on Christians in the State to use this period to reflect on the good teachings of Christ that preaches forgiveness, sacrifice and tolerance.
“As we are aware, the events leading to the resurrection of Christ were a significant milestone in the history of Christianity.
“The death and rise of Jesus Christ, therefore, symbolized sacrifice and the divinity of God. Thus, Jesus Christ personifies selflessness, humility, patience and perseverance.
“May your sacrifices and abstinence during the Lenten Season bring peace, unity, good health and progress to our great State,” he said.
Governor Sule further enjoined “Christians in the State to continue to imbibe these virtues by showing love, affection, good neighbourliness and, indeed, peaceful coexistence among the diverse people of the State”.