The Deputy Chief Whip of the State Of Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Gbenga Ogunkanmi has congratulated Christian faithful in the state on the occasion of Easter, calling on Nigerians to renew hope and embrace love among one another.
Hon. Ogunkanmi also urged people of faith to use the Easter period to pray for the state and the country at large.
The Deputy Chief Whip, in a statement by his media aide, Fatai Akanji, in Osogbo on Sunday, sought God’s intervention as the country battles its myriads of challenges.
He congratulated Christians in Osun and across the world for witnessing this year’s commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The lawmaker expressed relief that efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic is yielding fruitful results with the vaccination steps ongoing the world over.
Ogunkanmi called for renewed prayers against insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, herdsmen attacks, ritual killings, armed robbery, unemployment and others that is challenging security in the country.
According to him, “This moment reminds us of everything that Jesus Christ stood for: His unshakable faith in God, His undiluted love and sacrifice for humanity, His tolerance, and His forgiving spirit.
“Though we have many challenges in the nation, ranging from different types of insecurity to social and economic challenges, I urge all the children of God to rejoice in hope.
“We must not be disillusioned as the disciples were when Jesus was arrested, crucified and buried. They were overwhelmed by grief and doubted His resurrection.
“This is the time for us to exercise patience in tribulations and to continue to pray. With hope in God who can never fail his children, a glorious morning of resurrection would come”, he added.