A former National Chairmanship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Saliu Mustapha wants Nigerians to work and pray for peace and unity in the spirit of Easter.
In a message signed on his behalf by his media aide, Dapo Okubanjo, Mustapha also felicitated with Christians in the country and elsewhere.
“As we join our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria and across the world to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we must use the period to work and pray for the country’s revival as well as its unity.
“And coming at a time that Muslims faithful are also embarking on the Ramadan fast, this time should be seen as one that all of us must not only come together to pray for peace but to also imbibe it.
“We must also not relent in efforts at promoting tolerance and peaceful coexistence amongst the populace, especially at a time the government is doing all it can to stem the tide of insecurity in some parts of the country.
“As people of faith, we must recognize that the two major religions are emphatic on peace so we need to ensure that we keep our eyes on the ball and not allow the enemies of the country to prevail.
“It is also a time that we should spare a thought for the officers and men of the armed forces who are busy at the frontlines to keep us all safe. They deserve our prayers and good wishes at Easter.
The Turaki of Ilorin also called on religious leaders to use the period to continue to preach love and tolerance to their followers.