Gombe Governor Felicitates With Christians @ Easter

    File photo: Governor Inuwa Yahaya while declaring open, the 8th NIPOST Sports Festival, tagged Gombe 2019, taking place in Gombe.

    *calls for sustained prayers against Covid-19 pandemic, other challenges 

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the Christian community on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, calling on the faithful to use the period to pray for continious peace, stability and end to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    This was conveyed in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity),  Ismaila Uba Misilli, dated Friday April 10, 2020.

    He said although this year’s Easter celebration is coming when the world is going through difficult times occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, its consequential restrictions and economic downturn, the season provides an opportunity for unity of purpose, reinforcement of bond of brotherhood and dedication in service to God and humanity as exemplified by Jesus Christ. 

    He noted that Easter symbolises love, sacrifice,  service to God and country as well as triumph of good over evil, urging the people to always reflect on the lessons and significance of the season and demonstrate same in their lives.

    “On this occasion of Easter feast, I want to enjoin our Christian brothers and sisters in Gombe State and the world over to continue to promote peace and good neighbourliness ”.

    ” I want to also urge you to remain steadfast in prayers and continue to sacrifice for the good and advancement of our dear state”.

    ” I also call on you to continue to pray fervently against the Covid -19 pandemic that is threatening humanity and its means of livelihood”.

    “We are indeed in a trying moment but I am optimistic that with collective commitment, sacrifice and by turning to God through prayers we shall overcome the trial and emerge stronger”. 

    Governor Yahaya said although there is no recorded case of coronavirus in the state, Government has taken necessary  steps and put  measures in place for the containment of the dreaded global pandemic and mitigation of its impact. 

    “As you celebrate the Easter, I call on you to be mindful and observe the COVID-19  protocols of social distancing, hand sanitizing and other protective and preventive measures”.


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