The Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has appealed to Nigerians to pray for sustained development, peace and security of the country to ensure its sustained unity beyond 2023.
The Chairman of, the Southern Senators Forum, added that the multifaceted crises of insecurity, economic depression, corruption, and mistrust that are threatening the country’s foundation require concerted efforts and fervent prayers for them to be surmounted.
The All Progressives Congress chieftain said this in his congratulatory message to Christians on the occasion of the Easter celebration, which symbolizes the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Bamidele said the time has come for all citizens to rise above the primordial sentiments of self-interest, political inclinations, and ethnoreligious bonds and cry in unison for the nation to be saved from impending doom.
The federal lawmaker opined that the existing fractures in the country’s economy, politics, religion, and ethnicity have been taking a toll on its existence, urging the citizens to rally support for leadership at all levels in the spirit that the death and resurrection of Jesus preach to mankind.
Bamidele said: “Nigeria has never been this challenged in its history. The problems pose daunting and traumatizing challenges but nothing is difficult for God to do if we rightly direct our prayer and supplications on an occasion like this.
“The cases of killings, kidnapping, and ethnic mistrust are quaking our foundation and our bond of unity appears gradually tearing, which portends danger to our existence as a nation.
“But I share that belief that we shall overcome if we stand on the rock laid by Christ and pray through the blood he shed on the cross of Calvary.
“The lesson of death and resurrection is instructive that we must love, sacrifice, and be our brother’s keeper and this is the righteous path all Nigerians must tread to be able to build our nation together”, the APC chieftain stated.