As Christians all over the world celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has called on Christians to see Easter as a period of sober reflection on the real import of Easter and the positive virtues Christ stood for and died for.
In his Easter message to the people of the State, Governor Dickson expressed satisfaction with the high level of religious tolerance in the State and enjoined Christians, Moslems and adherents of other religions across the Country, to see each other as brothers and sisters with a common destiny and live peacefully with one another.
He called on Christians to imbibe and propagate the qualities and attributes that made Jesus Christ to attain such massive global acceptance and followership.
The Bayelsa State Governor noted that, for society to make meaningful progress in all ramifications, people from different religious backgrounds must work in one accord for a common goal as well as demonstrate true love and tolerance for each other at all times.
He also called on Christians to see the period as one for stock taking and pray fervently for the peace, stability and development of the State and Country in general.
The Governor, who used the opportunity to condemn the wanton destruction lives of fellow Nigerians by Nigerians, condoled with the families of those, who lost their lives in the Nyanya, Abuja, bombing and called on the perpetrators of the dastardly act to sheathe the sword and embrace peace and love.
He also called for prayers for Mr. President, who is faced with very daunting security challenges, especially the Boko Haram insurgency in the North Eastern part of the Country.