Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has called on Christians to always portray virtues of love, sacrifice and kindness as demonstrated by Jesus Christ during His sojourn on earth.
In an Easter message on Friday, Peterside urged them to reflect on the sacrifices made by Jesus Christ and do things that would contribute to the good of humanity.
He said the period should not just be used for merriment and visiting family friends, but Christians “must lead by example in terms of contributing meaningfully to the growth and development of Nigeria.”
According to him, by laying down His life, Christ made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save mankind and bring hope to those who had lost direction and salvation.
Peterside called on Nigerians to continue to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, who he said had been working assiduously to reposition Nigeria and restore its lost glory.
“As we mark the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us also use the opportunity to pray for the APC-led Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“It has pleased God to put President Buhari in charge of Nigeria at this point in time and we are beginning to see a turnaround in the affairs of our country.
“Nigerians have indeed made sacrifices over the years and if we continue to support the Federal Government, there is surely light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.