Nigerians Have Reason to Thank God – Oshiomhole

Nigerians Have Reason to Thank God – Oshiomhole
Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole

Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole

The Daily Independent, Benin — The Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the peace which has prevailed in Nigeria since after the Presidential and National Assembly elections is enough reason for Nigerians to give thanks to God in this Easter.

He maintained that although there were apprehensions of violence during and after the elections, “God has decreed peace and there is peace everywhere.”

In his Easter broadcast, Oshiomhole said: “This period of Easter offers us another opportunity to reflect on our lives and our commitment to God; a period to remind us of God’s love for us.

“This period, we are enjoined to show love to our neighbours, our family members and indeed to our great country.

“I ask all of us in this season, individually in our quiet moments to reflect on our lives and give thanks to the creator for the wonderful things He has done in our lives and in our great country.

“Even those who think they don’t have all they desire are encouraged not to give up, because with God, all things are possible.

“Let’s have faith in God, let’s demonstrate love, let’s internalise the values of sacrifice and above all as we must continue to worship the Almighty God, let’s have faith that with God on our side, all things are possible.

He stated that this Easter season offers Nigerians another opportunity for them to demonstrate love to their neighbours, irrespective of religion, adding that the nation has enjoyed unprecedented peace across religious divide, as everyone, both Christians, Muslims, and traditionalists live in peace and harmony.

“I ask us to continue to show this love, because if God wanted us all to be Christians, it wouldn’t have been beyond Him to so decree, if He wanted us all to be Muslims, it is within His powers so to do.”

It is His choice that He gave us the choice on how we choose to worship Him.

“I want us to maintain this cordiality, this relationship, this effective collaboration between men and women of different religious faith, working together, living together in peace and helping to advance the course of unity of our state and indeed of our Nation. We must build on this in the years ahead.”

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