NIGERIANS distinguished Easter Sunday in a pacific mood yesterday, interjection for a assent that prevailed after a heated-up elections.
Services were hold in opposite churches and several Church leaders gave interjection to God for a good Lord that authorised assent to power for Nigerians to applaud this year’s Easter.
Christians, too, gave interjection to God for a fidelity of God and His integrity for permitting this year’s Easter celebrations to come to pass notwithstanding any hazard that loomed.
A Christian, Michael Olayiwola who distinguished his Easter during his Church’s annual eventuality called “Easter Retreat” gave interjection to God for a assent in a nation.
“We suspicion that this Easter duration would be swept underneath a runner as a Presidential choosing was approaching. Everybody was distressed as no one knew what would turn of this good republic after a election, though interjection be to God today, that we can applaud this Easter.”
“I enjoyed a duration during a programme that taught us to always conclude a integrity of a Lord in a republic and to continue to evangelise peace.”
“Particularly, we conclude God for giving us Jesus Christ who is a Person we are celebrating during Easter,” he said.
The 2015 Easter celebration, that noted a finish a 40-day Lenten season, was generally low-keyed in many tools of Lagos and a environs, with many residents preferring to stay indoors with their families.
Except for several eremite activities orderly by a churches opposite a state and a environs, a normal dispatch and discord that followed such a jubilee was lacking.
A Lagos resident, Onyeka Johnson, who came with her children to Oshodi park nearby a Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) office, attributed a low audience to a mercantile realities in a land.
According to him, many residents can frequency make ends accommodate and therefore could not means a oppulance of bringing their wards outside.
But to Mrs Gladys Onah, who came along with her dual children to a Mr. Biggs Eatery during Mobil Filling Station nearby Magodo, a low pivotal jubilee reflected a mood of a nation.
She pronounced there is a lot of confidence concerns now and many people are not usually anxious, though unwavering too.
While applauding President Goodluck Jonathan for dousing a tragedy in a land, she however pronounced there is still need for all to be vigilant.
Amidst all these challenges, Mrs Onah pronounced a 2015 Easter was value celebrating since of a relations assent in a land and a feat that Christ has brought to amiability and those who trust in him.
Some Church leaders also sent their goodwill messages of support to Nigerians during Easter. The General Superintendent, Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor Folorunsho Kumuyi, called on Nigerians to conclude a aberration of Easter and a assent that a eventuality brought to a republic during a choosing while also seeking Nigerians to conclude President Jonathan for a suggestion of assent he demonstrated to concede for assent in a republic after a election. He called on Nigerians and leaders in a republic to obey his suggestion of adore for a republic above personal desires.
The General Overseer, a Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adejare Adeboye, also call on Nigerians to conclude God for giving His Son Jesus Christ to a universe to attorney assent between God and man.
He called on Nigerians to sue for peace.
The Prelate, Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu also called on Nigerians to “develop a suggestion of brotherliness and adore so that a Sprit of Christ that is a Spirit of Peace, a centre of Easter would overcome in a nation.”
Also in his Easter message, President Goodluck Jonathan has asked Nigerians to put a new presidential elections behind them and determine their differences “as children from a same womb, Nigeria.”
In an Easter summary to Nigerians posted on his Facebook, President Jonathan, who contested a choosing on a height of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and mislaid to his categorical challenger, Muhammadu Buhari of a All Progressives Congress (APC) said: “My dear friends on Facebook, as we applaud Easter and a rebirth of Jesus Christ, we wish to applaud all Nigerians for gripping faith with democracy that is a usually car for a continual expansion and fortitude of a dear nation. Easter is a perfection of a Lenten season, a time to gulp Christ’s teachings of settlement with God and any other.”
“This year’s jubilee of Easter is holding place during a duration of really vicious inhabitant choices and decisions, during that we contingency all be prepared and peaceful to make sacrifices for larger unity, peace, domestic fortitude and swell in a dear country.”
“As a nation, we contingency accept that a Presidential elections are behind us and determine a differences as children innate from a womb of one mother, Nigeria. we am assured that we will do this.”