The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa has urged Nigerians, Christians in particular, to imbibe and emulate the spirit of love, sacrifice and forgiveness displayed by Jesus Christ during his lifetime.
Rt Hon Obasa stated that these qualities are essential in nation building and socio-economic growth and development of any society.
The Lagos Assembly Speaker’s message was contained in a statement issued on Saturday to rejoice with Christians and Nigerians on the Easter celebrations. The statement was signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Musbau Rasak.
“Jesus Christ was an embodiment of love throughout his life time. He preached forgiveness throughout and even displayed such on the cross. To cap it all, he eventually sacrificed his life for his people. These are essential qualities for us to imbibe and practice for us to grow as a nation and achieve greatness,” Obasa, who is also the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, said.
He expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their support and prayers for the All Progressives Congress (APC) government at national and state level, saying the party would not relent in reciprocating the support and prayers by putting in place programmes and projects that will enhance their standard of living and improve their welfare.
“We, in the APC, appreciate the prayers and support of Nigerians for our administration at all levels. I want to assure you that we will continue reciprocate the prayers and support by putting in place programmes and projects that will improve the standard of living of our people and enhance their welfare,” he said.
“On behalf of my colleagues in the Lagos State Assembly, I wish Nigerians, especially, Christians, a happy Easter celebration,” the Lagos Assembly Speaker said.