A member of the House of Representatives representing Ijesa South Federal Constituency, Hon Israel Famurewa, has advised Nigerians to love their neighbours in the same manner Jesus Christ exemplified love during Easter and beyond.
Famurewa while celebrating with Nigerian Christians in his Easter message, emphasized the need for the citizens of this country to dwell in sacrificial love. He stressed that lessons of the Lenten season and Easter be practiced to the letter by Nigerians so that the society would be a better place to live in.
He admonished Nigerians to consider the love Jesus Christ lavished on human by dying on the cross for the salvation of mankind even when He didn’t share in the ancestral sin of Adam and Eve. In the same vein, Famurewa asked Nigerians to repent of their unpatriotic attitudes and show more love to their country, fellows and other adherents of other religions.
His words: “I am very delighted to felicitate with Nigerians, especially Christians at this year’s celebration of Easter Festival. Its a great season and celebration and I plead with Nigerians to seize this privilege to rededicate themselves towards deepening their patriotism to one another and to the nation especially.
“If we can all learn from the lessons of the Lenten season and Easter which include love, kindness, generosity, avoidance of sins and penance, this country will certainly be great again.
“I urge us to celebrate moderately and look around us as there are others who could not afford to celebrate; we should extend love to them by giving them food and clothing. This is part of what Jesus Christ teaches. “As we celebrate the festival of Easter, I wish us the blessings of the season and may the joy stay with us forever. Amen. Happy Easter,”