Kwara state Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi leading the Palm Sunday procession held in Ilorin. Photo: Ali Rabiu
As Christians worldwide mark Palm Sunday, a celebration preceding Easter, Christians have been urged to emulate the selfless worthy virtues of Jesus Christ.
Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Kayode Alabi, made the admonition while speaking with Journalists at the annual Palm Sunday rally held in Ilorin.
Being responsible for their civic responsibilities, Mr Alabi also advised Christians to get set to partake in the electoral processes by getting registered and turning out en mass to vote at the forthcoming 2023 polls as he appealed to the Christians not to relent in praying for Kwara State and Nigeria.
Acting Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kwara State Chapter, Rt Reverend Sunday Adewole expressed appreciation to God that the Palm Sunday rally was able to be marked after 2 years of interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Similarly, Rev Iliya Bala of the Church of Christ in Nation’s (COCIN) Dahwol Dangwong Bukuru Jos South, Plateau State, has admonished Christians to uphold the sanctity of building and edifying each other as one body in Christ Jesus.
The spiritual father stated this in commemoration of the Sunday School week held nationwide in COCIN congregations.
Reading from 1 Corinthians Chapter 12, the Clergyman said the beauty of the diversity in the Church should be evident through the unity among its members.
Speaking in line with the church’s theme for this year’s Sunday School week tagged “Unity in Diversity”, the cleric noted that God allowed for the different races, tribes, and religions for His edification through unity.
Reverend Iliya Bala also advocated the grooming of godly and christlike children as a viable way to promote love and foster unity in the nation
Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Yorsi Ardel; ediitng by Muzha Kucha