Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has enjoined Nigerians to always resolve their religious differences amicably rather than resort to violence.
The governor, who stated this in his Easter message, noted the triumph of Jesus Christ over death through His resurrection, adding that people of all faiths should emulate the selfless sacrifice of Christ as well as the peace he preached in spite of the challenges confronting the nation.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Funmi Wakama, Amosun said that Easter is an important event in the Christian calendar, which teaches lessons on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“We must not allow the lessons of the season be lost on us. All faiths must preach peaceful evangelization, by so doing, we will be able to tolerate one another and live in peace and harmony”, he added.
The governor condemned the spate of violence in some parts of the country and called on all to eschew violence and in the spirit of the season.
“We must find other means of expressing our grievances rather than allowing such to fester, he stated, adding that “As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, let us turn our religious diversity into an advantage and continue to live in peace and harmony.”
He promised citizens of Ogun State more dividends of democracy and wished the Christian faithful a happy celebration.