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Easter: CAN urges Nigerian leaders to lead with integrity, compassion

Daniel Okoh, president of CAN, called on citizens to embody the spirit of Easter in their daily lives and practice sacrificial love toward one another.

• March 30, 2024
CAN president, Archbishop Daniel Okoh
CAN president, Archbishop Daniel Okoh [Photo Credit: Skabash]

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged leaders at all levels to heed the lessons of Easter and govern with wisdom, fairness and genuine commitment to the common good.

Daniel Okoh, president of CAN, issued a statement on Saturday in Abuja. He called on citizens to embody the spirit of Easter in their daily lives and practice sacrificial love toward one another.

Mr Okoh noted that despite daily challenges and triumphs, Easter is a timeless reminder of hope, renewal, and redemption.

He added that the Easter season also beckoned all Christians to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice 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.

“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, to extend a hand of friendship to our neighbours and to strive for peace and justice in our communities,” he said.

Mr Okoh also urged Nigerians to embody the spirit of Easter in their daily lives and practice sacrificial love towards one another.

“As we commemorate the resurrection of our Lord, let us also renew our dedication to building a nation that reflects positive values,” he said.

According to him, the season should be a time of reflection, renewal and rededication to the principles that hold Nigerians together. 


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