Niger governor’s aide urges Christians to celebrate Easter with caution

Christian faithful state have been urged celebrate Easter, resurrection of Jesus Christ, caution as COVID-19 has not been fully tackled across globe.

This is contained in a statement on Friday in Minna signed by Alhaji Nma Kolo, Special Adviser Political and Strategy the state governor, Alhaji Bello, and made available newsmen.

“I you all continue in the spirit of the Holy month and also remember rejoice moderation and observe all the Covid-19 protocols including wearing of face masks, hand and sanitising as well as keeping social and physical distances because the has not been totally tamed,” he said.

Kolo said though the state government concerted have been able to considerably contain the disease, the public should always remember that the disease has not been totally wiped out.

“While rejoicing our Christian brothers and sisters for successfully completing this year’s 40 days Lenten and the celebration of Easter, I you all to continue in the spirit of the Holy month by making more sacrifices for the growth and development of our dear state,” he said.

The Special Adviser enjoined the Christian faithful to always pray for peace and development of the state.

“Remember to always put our state in prayers for divine intervention in the series of facing it especially insecurity coupled with banditry and kidnapping for God to touch the hearts of those behind these illegalities that has the lives of hundreds of our people.

“The security has rendered many of our people homeless and jobless and also deprived a number of us freedom because they have continued to be in the captivity of these undesirable elements in the society.

“We should also not forget the down trodden ones among us by sharing part of our God resources with them during this festive period and after,” he said.

He appreciated the leadership and members of in the state for their roles in maintaining peace, law and order without which the state would not be enjoying the dividends of being provided for the people. (NAN)