Nigerian Leaders are advised to remain focused and committed to the welfare of the people. In an Easter message, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, the Most Reverend Callistus Onaga laid emphasis on ensuring good leadership and improvement on infrastructure.
According to the bishop, Easter celebration known as the feast of all feasts is an opportunity to appreciate the Lord Jesus Christ who by his resurrection fulfilled the mystery of incarnation and opened the door of immortality. While reminding Nigerians to imbibe the culture of almsgiving, praying for the sick, those in war zones, the Bishop called for total repentance and reconciliation with one another.
Bishop Onaga prayed for a peaceful celebration advised people to be patient with various challenges facing the country and trust in God. Also, the Moderator Enugu Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, Nigeria and Minister in-charge of Idaw River Parish, the Reverend Esther Okoro has advised Nigerians to emulate the humility and sacrificial life of Jesus Christ who brought eternal salvation to mankind.
The Reverend Okoro called on Nigerians to seek the face of God for the solution to the various challenges of the country. The Rev Okoro also advised the minister of God to lay more empahasis on righteousness in their sermons, as against the present trend of prosperity. Still on Easter message, the clergyman in-charge of Region Six of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Naths Adejuwon wants Christians to put into practice acceptability of Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Saviour for a new life.
Pastor Adejuwon urged the people to eschew self centeredness, and in the face of economic hardship surrender to Jesus who defeated death on the Cross of Calvary. Pastor Adejuwon encouraged Christians to continue to pray fervently for the nation.
Similarly, the General Superintendent, Assemblies of God Nigeria, the Reverend Chidi Okoroafor says the fight against corruption will only be successful when leaders follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ and make sacrifices.
The Reverend Okorafor noted that Easter was a period for sober reflection when people needed to reconcile their differences with one another and make peace with God. While praying for peace and progress of all the country, the Reverend Okoroafor warned Christians against indulging in acts that would not represent Christ in totality, with the ultimate price he paid for mankind.
Meanwhile, the Methodist Archbishop of Enugu Archdiocese, The Most Reverend Christopher Ede has stressed the need for all Christians to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness and sacrifice as exemplified by Jesus Christ. According to the Archbishop, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary to save humanity shows love and humility.
The Most Revered Ede, who also encouraged Nigerians to look unto God despite the economic challenges facing the country, enjoined to show love to the less privileged in the society.