Story By Akinola Emmanuel
The Osi Bashorun of Ibadan land and 2023 OYO STATE Governorship hopeful, -Chief Dr. Azeez Popoola Adeduntan has felicitated with Christians in Oyo ,the nation and the world at large on this year’s Easter celebration.
Adeduntan in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, said witnessing the Easter, is a special grace from God in view of the prevailing situation all over the world.
He urged Christians and adherents of other faiths to emulate the sacrifice and selflessness of Jesus Christ in their daily lives.
The President Dr Azeez Popoola Adeduntan Foundation (DAPAF) Nigeria and the USA ,said though nations of the world including Nigeria are still grappling with the Coronavirus pandemic, which has necessitated a low key celebration, there is still a need for faithfuls to thank God.
He said although this year’s Easter may still not permit full fledged celebration, Christians should not lose sight of the lessons of the season, which centre on love and sacrifice.
Chief Dr Adeduntan urged the people of Oyo state as well as Nigerians not to allow their spirits to be dampened by the pandemic and it’s other numerous negative effects.
He said the season exemplifies the sacrifice that Jesus Christ paid to save mankind.
The President Adeduntan Cardiovascular and Diagnostic centre (ACDC) Ibadan and International Cardio vascular surgeon called on the people of the state to re-dedicate themselves to the service of God and mankind as they reflect on the ideals of Good Friday and Easter Celebration.
Adeduntan urged Christians in the state to also use the occasion to intensify prayers and devotion for God’s intervention as the Country and the world at large are still fighting the scourge of Coronavirus and urged them at this special period to be their brothers’ keepers by reaching out to the less privileged around them.