Senate President, Bukola Saraki has called on Nigerians to commit themselves to selfless service and make sacrifices in the interest of the country.
Saraki made the call in an Easter message to Christians on Thursday signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
The President of the Senate stated that the Easter period was again a reminder that Jesus Christ whose birth, life, passion, death and resurrection brought salvation to mankind.
“I believe that our country will become better if we all commit ourselves to selfless service and making sacrifices, both at the individual and collective level. I also believe that Christians, like their counterparts in other faiths, have spent the Lenten Season to stand in the gap for Nigeria and humanity in general.”
He urged Nigerians not to relent and; “The prayers and fasting of Nigerians have been the bulwark against all the centrifugal and centripetal forces threatening to pull our nation down. We must not relent but only need to add discipline, obedience to law and more intense patriotism to our attitude.”
Saraki acknowledged the challenges facing the country and such “obstacles are surmountable if we all play our roles patriotically and commit to be our brother’s keeper.”
He urged Christians not to always relent in prayers for God’s positive intervention in the affairs of the country.