By Angela Atabo
Abuja – The Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness (CESDA) on Monday commended Nigerians for complying with government’s stay-at-home’directive during Easter celebration.
The Chairman of the CESDA Board of Trustee, Mr Ogunko Oluwaseyi, made the commendation in a statement on Monday in Abuja .
Oluwaseyi said that although Easter celebration was important, safety was needed in the society for a better future.
According to him, Easter is a season to reflect on the great sacrifice made by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, so that man can live a better life.
“We celebrate His resurrection because of the faith we have that he had victory over death more than 2,000 years ago.
” Easter period is a time we should demonstrate the essence of Christ’s sacrifice for humanity.
“I implore us to continue in the sacrifice we have been making during this COVID-19 lockdown.
“This is because it bears eloquent testimony of our willingness to bring an end to this pandemic,” the chairman said.
Oluwaseyi said that CESDA would want Nigerians to continue to take precautionary measures and comply with government directives on COVID-19.
He said that it was pertinent for the citizens to realise that government was not intentionally inflicting hardship on them.
According to him, the lockdown is intended to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
“Our prayer is that this Easter period serves as the first of many we shall celebrate.
“We shall celebrate the next in better global conditions when we would have overcome this pandemic by the power in the blood of Christ,” he prayed.