- Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has called for collective consciousness among residents in Lagos state during his Easter message
- The Lagos Speaker commended various arms of the state government for efforts to make Nigeria's commercial city habitable
- The Speaker promised that the government will continue to strive to make Lagos habitable
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has asked Nigerians to be watchful and prayerful, especially at this critical time of the country's journey.
The Speaker made this admonition in his Easter message to citizens of the country, noting that the current period calls for an individual and collective resolve to be more security conscious, maintain peace, and support the government in its efforts to make Nigeria greater.
Obasa, in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, April 3 by his media aide, Eromosele Ebhomele, commended the executive, legislative and judicial arms of the Lagos government for sustaining the peace enjoyed by residents of the state.
The statement read in part:
“It is obvious we are facing difficult times and these times call for drastic measures. We have to take a look at the various suggestions and reports available to us on how best to unify the country, engage the youth, reduce unemployment and boost the nation's economy.
“We are aware that Nigeria's economy was negatively affected by COVID-19 which hit the country in the first quarter of 2020 and forced citizens, government, and businesses to adopt new ways of life part of which may have, among others, being a reason for the increased level of insecurity across the nation.
“In Lagos, however, the residents have remained poised to live in love and harmony. The state government has also continued with its determination to ensure a habitable environment for the people and for businesses to thrive and for this, we deserve commendation.”
He noted that the Lagos state House of Assembly has also passed bills and motions geared towards a better society and youth engagements.
"We will never rest on our oars to make the people of our state always sleep with their eyes closed. To achieve this, we, as legislators, will continue to collaborate with the other arms of government and the people.”
Similarly, Senator Ishaku Abbo representing Adamawa North senatorial district has urged Nigerians, especially Christians, to show compassion, hope, and tolerance towards their fellow citizens as they celebrate Easter.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, April 2 through his media aide Michael Bolgent, Abbo said that Easter is one of the most significant events in the Christian calendar, as it commemorates Jesus Christ's sacrificial death and resurrection, and also serves as the foundation upon which Christian faith is built.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have been urged by President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow a few mischief mongers to divide the country, saying Nigeria is better and stronger as one nation under God.
Buhari reiterated his position that his government will continue to ensure that the weak, the poor, and the underprivileged are not abandoned.
This was contained in the president's 2021 Easter message to Nigerians released on Thursday, April 1, by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.