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Mark to NIGERIANS @ Easter: Put the nation first

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President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has urged NIGERIANS to make the interest of the nation a priority in all their endeavors in spite of religious or political inclinations.

“Which ever side of the religion or political divides we may find ourselves, what must be paramount is the interest of our country. What makes for the good of all; welfare and security of our citizens must of a necessity be our vision and purpose”, Senator Mark stated.

In his Easter message to NIGERIANS today , he noted the chequered socio-economic and political challenges facing the nation and opined that ” With collective will and cooperation of all we can surmount our difficulties”.

He called for renewed faith and commitment to the ideals of nationhood saying that Nigerians should continue to demonstrate resilience and perseverance as always in order to reach the promised land.

Specifically, Senator Mark advised citizens to maintain peace and order especially during this period of transition in the over all interest of the nation.

He expressed satisfaction with the peaceful conduct of citizens during the Presidential and National Assembly elections saying ” such conduct which has won us the accolades of the international community must be sustained during the remaining processes”.

Senator Mark praised the Christian community for their prayers and fasting during the Lenten season and urged them to sustain the tempo for the continued peace and unity of the nation.

He reminded Christian faithful of the need to remain steadfast and always promote religious harmony between and among various groups as the needed panacea for peace and unity of the country.

Signed: Paul Mumeh, Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate.

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