The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Daniel Okoh, has urged Nigerian leaders to govern with wisdom and fairness.

This was contained in his Easter message on Saturday, where he also urged Christians to embody the virtues of love and the lessons of Easter.

He described the Easter season as “a timeless reminder of hope, renewal and redemption” while urging citizens to strive for peace and justice.

The statement read, “In the midst of our daily challenges and triumphs, Easter stands as a timeless reminder of hope, renewal, and redemption. It is a season that calls us to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made for humanity and the triumph of light over darkness.

“The lessons of Easter hold particular relevance for Nigerian society today. In a time marked by uncertainty, we are called to embody the virtues of love for one another. Just as Christ’s resurrection brought new life and hope to the world, so too can we, as a nation, rise above our differences and difficulties and work towards a brighter future.

“Let us remember that Easter is not merely a time for celebration but a call to action. As leaders, we are charged with the responsibility to bring newness into the system by leading with integrity, compassion, and humility. As citizens, we are called to stand united in the face of adversity, extend a hand of friendship to our neighbours, and strive for peace and justice in our communities.

“I urge all leaders, at every level, to heed the lessons of Easter and to govern with wisdom, fairness, and a genuine commitment to the common good. I call upon all citizens to embody the spirit of Easter in their daily lives and to practice sacrificial love towards one another.”