Ekiti Central Federal Constituency II House of Representatives Member, Hon. Barr. Wumi Olubunmi Ogunlola has called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice for one another, stating that development and growth can only occur in the nation when all tribes and tongue unite and speak with one voice.
Hon. Ogunlola, in her Easter message, said such fundamental values would go a long way in promoting and strengthening the foundation of love, peace and harmony in the country, adding that the season should serve as a reminder to the selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance of Jesus Christ throughout His earthly sojourn, his death and his resurrection.
Stressing the essence of the season, Hon. Ogunlola said Jesus exemplified the virtues of selflessness, love and tolerance during his period on earth, and thereby urged Christians to use the season as a period to reflect on their individual and collective roles towards promoting and sustaining that foundation of love, peace and harmony in Ekiti State and Nigeria at large.
“We must therefore see this period as a time that presents us the viable opportunity to think about how we can help to steer our nation back on the road to peace, stability and prosperity, by working in the spirit of togetherness,” She said.
She said there was no better time for the country to unite together and eschew bitterness along ethnic and religious lines, adding that no challenge is insurmountable where unity of purpose thrives.
Hon. Ogunlola commended her constituency for their continued demonstration and promotion of mutual understanding and peaceful co-existence, saying that the cooperation of residents for government programmes and policies was responsible for the massive development across the State in the last two years of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi’s administration.
While wishing all Ekiti people a happy Easter celebration, Hon. Ogunlola enjoined them to continue to support the administration of Dr. Fayemi to deliver more developmental projects that would make life more comfortable for them.