Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has charged Nigerians and the country’s leaders to imbibe the virtue of equity and fairnes shown by the “Lord Jesus Christ whose death and resurrection are being marked at this period.”
The governor stated this in his Easter message in Ado-Ekiti through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi at the weekend.
The governor opined that fairness and equity to all were imperative because when Jesus died and resurrected, he did that for everybody not a particular group or sect of people.
“We must know that for our country to be great and for peace and harmony to prevail, we must learn and make use of the lessons derived from the Lord Jesus who died and resurrected. He did that for the whole world and therefore, in Nigeria, we can’t afford to be sectional or not show equity in our actions and deeds.
“A situation where some people or a section of the country is seen as untouchable for political, religious or other consideration is not in our corporate interest. It is not even showing that we have learnt anything from the great event of this period.
“Our nation is passing through a tough period and when we profess that we want to clean up the system, sparing the rod for some people and tagging others with bad labels for them to be persecuted won’t be in our interest,” he said.
Fayose, who expressed gratitude to the people of the state for their continued support, pledged that his administration would continue to deliver on its promises to them.
“We thank God for helping us this far and pray for His continued help and support. On our part, we will deliver on our promises and provide the dividends of democracy. Our focus is not shaken despite efforts by the opposition to distract us. I wish you all a happy Easter,” he said.