The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has felicitated Nigerians on the occasion of the 2024 Easter celebration.

The forum said the celebration signalled the end of the 40-day Lent Period, which involved sacrifice, fasting, devotion, compassion, goodwill and sacred sober reflections on the pains of the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The National Publicity Secretary of the forum in a statement issued by Prof. Muhammad-Baba, said, “ACF rejoices in solidarity with all on the Holy Season, one of God’s Grace and Mercies.”

The statement explained that the celebrations are coming at a challenging time for all Nigerians as they reel under daunting economic, social and political challenges, insecurity and related existential challenges.

“Even under the best of times, communities face dire socio-economic conditions, disappointing political representation, corruption, nepotism, among others, egregious ingredients for tough lives for Northern communities specifically,” the statement explained.

While it is easy to send arms flailing up in agony, the statement observed that people cannot and should not lose hope or surrender to despair.

“The occasion of the remembrance of the life and times of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace and Hope, provides reason to look up to God Almighty, for emancipation from humankind’s tribulations and trials.”

In the Spirit of the Season, ACF, therefore, called on the Christian Ecclesia to pray for peace, security and economic recovery for Nigeria, and God’s intercession so that Nigeria’s leaders are re-endowed with faith, strength, Divine Love and Wisdom as they pilot Nigeria’s affairs with righteousness in intentions and deeds.

Easter: Do not lose hope, surrender to despair- ACF to Nigerians

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