Northern Govs Task Christians on Lenten Season

The Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) enjoined Christian faithful to conduct themselves very well the Lenten which began Wednesday to maximize the spiritual and physical benefits inherent the .

Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu made the call a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo.

The forum identified good intention, prayers and firmness of purpose in the pursuit of good deeds as conditions for reaping the benefits of the holy .

The statement emphasized the need for the faithful to fast, pray and abstain heavy meals and other bad habits as well as give alms the Lenten period.

It urged them to accord it all the necessary attention by being proactive in decisions and actions that will ensure their full participation in the fast.

“The Ash Wednesday which signifies the commencement of the 40-day Lenten is characterized by penance, reflection and which prepares Christian faithful for Christ’s resurrection on Easter and should therefore be taken very seriously by all ,” the statement said.

The forum urged Christian clergy to educate their congregations on what is expected of the holy season to earn God’s blessings.


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