The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Sunday said the Easter season offers Nigerians especially Christians a good opportunity to pray for the take-off of a new beginning that would usher in prosperity in all facets of national life.
The governor also charged the Osun people to embrace love and peace and make the necessary sacrifice towards the development of the country.
The governor, in his Easter message to Nigerians which was signed by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the President-elect, Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari, to bring the positive change to Nigeria.
Aregbesola stated that what the country needs at this time are various intercessory prayers for God to continuously stabilise the country.
He charged Christians and people of other faith to supplicate to assist the in-coming administration on the critical areas of needs in the country such as insecurity, hunger, unemployment, decayed infrastructure, corruption which had all held Nigeria down.
According to him, “Nigerians are tired of mere promises, they want concrete actions. They want to see in practical terms that government is committed to fighting insecurity and restoring the country to its past glory. This is what the APC government is committed to and so, Nigerians should pray successes in these areas.
“The season therefore offers us all the opportunity to pray for a proper take-off of that new beginning for our country to regain her lost glory.
“Events of the past few years, particularly the spate of insecurity in the land, leave much to be desired. I want to call on Christians and every Nigerian to pray for leaders of the nation, because Easter celebration should be used to renew love for one another”.