Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has rallied residents of the State to be prayerfull and imbibe Christlike sacrifice at this Easter season.
The Governor, who stated this in his Easter message to the people of the State, said residents, especially those of the Christian faith, must use the opportunity of the season to engage in more prayers for the State and Nigeria at large.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Governor also encouraged the people to imbibe the lessons of sacrificial living and love, which he said are the hallmarks of Easter.
The statement noted that Jesus Christ enormously demonstrated the height of sacrifice and true love for humanity through his death and resurrection, added that sacrifice, love and increased prayers were important at a critical time like this, when the world is fighting the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Makinde, according to the statement, said: “As we celebrate the Easter season, it is another opportunity to offer more prayers to God to heal the world by granting wisdom and direction to humanity on a solution to COVID-19. As the Bible makes it clear that the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much, I am sure that our prayers can go a long way at this critical period.
He prayed that God in His infinite mercy will heal our lands and make these trying times to pass over in a short while.