People of Bauchi State have been called upon to bury their ethnic, religious or political differences and live in peace and harmony with one another just as they were also called to imbibe the spirit of love for one another, forgiveness and mutual respect as well as see themselves as one and the same people irrespective of the ethno-religious and political differences.
The call was contained in goodwill message by Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda on the occasion of the celebration of the 2013 Easter Celebration copies of which was made available to news men by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ishola Michael Adeyemi.
Isa Yuguda declared that, “it is only by so doing that peace will continue to reign in our State and the country in general. I would also like to appeal for continued prayers to God to bring to an end the current security challenges being faced in different parts of the country.”
The Governor who congratulated the Christian community in the state for witnessing another Easter celebration said that the period is observed to show solidarity and sympathy to Jesus Christ who paid the supreme price in order to save lives of his disciples and followers having used his life time to preach peace, honesty, love for one another and above all the fear of God also called on all Christians in the state emulate Jesus Christ by imbibing the virtues he portrayed while alive.
He also called on Christians to use the Easter celebrations for sober reflection and self-evaluation with a view to knowing how well to relate with their creator and fellow human beings during the last one year and make amends where necessary because according to him, “Bauchi state and our country as a whole needs peace now more than ever before. We cannot therefore afford to allow ourselves to be divided along religious or ethnic lines. We must allow peace to reign in order to make progress”.
Isa Yuguda then used the medium to reiterate the irrevocable commitment of the State Government to the maintenance of law and order as according to him, “the government has taken all measures to ensure the safety of lives and property of the people of the state. I therefore appeal for your continued support and cooperation.”
He however warned that, “Government will not condone any act that is capable of causing disorder and confusion. Any person or group of persons found to be involved in such acts under any guise will be dealt with according to the laws of the land.”