Published On: Sat, Apr 11th, 2020

Easter: Yahaya Felicitates With Christians, Urges Sustained Prayers Against Covid-19

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GOMBE/ News Investigators/ Governor of Gombe State Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has urged Christian faithful to pray for enduring peace, stability and an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, just a he felicitate with the Christian community on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration.

He said although this year’s Easter celebration is coming when the world is going through difficult times occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, its consequential restrictions and economic downturn, the season provides an opportunity for unity of purpose, reinforcement of bond of brotherhood and dedication in service to God and humanity as exemplified by Jesus Christ.

In a statement by Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Ismaila Una Misilli, the governor noted that Easter symbolises love, sacrifice, service to God and country as well as triumph of good over evil, urging the people to always reflect on the lessons and significance of the season and demonstrate same in their lives.

“On this occasion of Easter feast, I want to enjoin our Christian brothers and sisters in Gombe State and the world over to continue to promote peace and good neighbourliness ”.

” I want to also urge you to remain steadfast in prayers and continue to sacrifice for the good and advancement of our dear state”.

” I also call on you to continue to pray fervently against the Covid -19 pandemic that is threatening humanity and its means of livelihood”.

“We are indeed in a trying moment but I am optimistic that with collective commitment, sacrifice and by turning to God through prayers we shall overcome the trial and emerge stronger”.

Governor Yahaya said although there is no recorded case of coronavirus in the state, Government has taken necessary steps and put measures in place for the containment of the dreaded global pandemic and mitigation of its impact.

“As you celebrate the Easter, I call on you to be mindful and observe the Covid- 19 protocols of social distancing, hand sanitizing and other protective and preventive measure.”

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