Nigerians have been advised to remain positive and hopeful as they celebrate this year’s feast of Easter.
Next generation network, Globacom, made the call in Lagos on Wednesday in a goodwill message to Christians on the Easter celebrations to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Lord and Saviour.
Globacom called for sober reflections during this year’s festivities in view of the country’s current socio-economic challenges.
The company also enjoined Nigerians to believe that there is victory at the end of affliction, urging them to be inspired by the gospel of the Resurrection of the Saviour to know that adversity does not have to be permanent.
It encouraged Christians to hold on to their faith and live a life of humility and sacrifice as exemplified by Jesus Christ at his crucifixion, in addition to reminding them of the lessons of the season, which are “love, humility and sacrifice,”
“The Easter period reminds us to further reflect deeply on the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on the Cross, and engage in acts of sacrifice, peace and love for one another during this season and beyond,” it stated.
Globacom also called on Nigerians to pray for country to overcome its current political, security and economic challenges. “We should also use this season to pray for peace in every region currently facing insecurity and for the Almighty to help our leaders to steer the country to the path of economic growth,” the statement added.
The Easter celebrations are preceded by a 40-day period of fasting at Lent, to prepare the believer for sanctification through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial.
The fasting period ends on Good Friday which commemorates the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, which falls on March 25 this year while the Easter Sunday, which is the Resurrection day, falls on March 27, 2016.
The company also assures all its subscribers across the country of quality service on the network throughout the Easter period, adding that Globacom’s capacity would enable them to communicate seamlessly with friends and family wherever they may be.