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COVID-19: Makinde Calls For Prayers, Sacrifice, Love At Easter


The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has called on residents of the state to be full of prayers, sacrifice, and love as they celebrate Easter festival amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor, who revealed this in his Easter message to the people of the state made available to OYOINSIGHT.COM, also emphasized the need for people to embrace the height of sacrifice and true love for humanity demonstrated by Jesus Christ.

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“While regretting that they could not celebrate the Easter festivity as they are wont to, due to the restrictions brought upon us all by the need control social gathering and movements as a result of moves to contain COVID -19, I must salute the commitment, comportment, and prayers of all residents of the State in the last few weeks,” his statement read.

He then assured residents of the State that his administration is doing everything possible to protect them and ensure that the Easter festivity goes as seamless as possible.

He added, “As we celebrate the Easter season, it is another opportunity to offer more prayers to God to heal the world by granting wisdom and direction to humanity on a solution to COVID-19.

“As the Bible makes it clear that the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much, I am sure that our prayers can go a long way at this critical period.

“Also, as a people, this season offers us the opportunity to put into practice the lessons of sacrifice and love, which are the reasons for Easter.”

“I urge you all to be selfless and sacrificial at a period that the State and the country go through so much and to also show love in every little way.”

He also prayed that may God in His infinite mercy heal the lands and make these trying times pass over us in a short while.

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