Posted by News Express | 20 April 2019 | 644 times
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with the people of the state and Nigerians in general for witnessing another Easter season, urging them to exhibit the spirit of love, tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice, which are the hallmark of the Easter celebration, in their daily activities.
Governor Fayemi, in his Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, said Jesus exemplified the virtues of love, selflessness and tolerance during his earthy ministry. He urged Christians to use the season as a period to reflect on their individual and collective roles towards promoting love, peace and sacrifice which are necessary for development.
While congratulating Christians for the successful completion of the Lenten season, a period of 40 days of fasting and prayer which culminated in the Easter celebration, Governor Fayemi said the Easter period offers Christians and the entire people of Ekiti State another opportunity for sober reflection, while celebrating with one another the joy of the season.
Fayemi advised the people of the state to celebrate with moderation, noting that the period is not for eating and drinking alone but to reflect on the past and hope for a better future for themselves and the state.
Governor Fayemi said it is only through love and sacrifice toward the good of society that the people could uphold the legacy of Jesus Christ which is encapsulated in His selfless love and sacrifice on behalf of humanity.
According to him, “The greatest legacy of Jesus Christ is love, peace and sacrifice and the best way we can carry on that legacy is to play our part by living in love, peace and harmony with one another.”
“Our society,” he added, “requires more expression of love and peaceful lifestyle in order to improve the quality of life of the people.”
While wishing all Ekiti citizens a happy Easter celebration, Governor Fayemi also charged them to always ponder on how to contribute to the development of the state. “Let us show more love and let us sacrifice,” he added.
Governor Fayemi has meanwhile commiserated with the government and people of Ondo State and the Owo people on the passing of the Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba David Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, describing it as a huge loss.
Dr Fayemi in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, condoled with family members of the late monarch, who he described as a royal father with class and distinction.
Governor Fayemi who described the late Olowo as a monarch who brought intellectual touch to the throne as well as everything he did, said the highly respected Oba would be missed for his amiable personality and sundry contributions to nation building.
Oba Olateru-Olagbegi stood for class, character and distinction. We would miss his wise counsel, candour and intellectual disposition which has helped in the elevation of the traditional institution.
On behalf of the government and people of Ekiti State, we commiserate with the government and people of Ondo State, the Owo community, the royal family and members of the immediate family of the late Olowo of Owo over the passage.
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