The Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and missioner, Anglican Diocese, Humphrey Olumakaiye, has called on Nigerians to see this year’s celebration of Easter as period for national repentance
Olumakaiye spoke during the Easter Day celebration sermon at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos.
He said being alive is God giving mankind another chance to reject “Barabbas” and choose life and peace.
According to Olumakaiye, the Easter celebration is the demonstration of divine love, which indicated despite the monstrous miscarriage of justice, and cruel rejection of Christ’s love and person, he willingly chose to die for mankind.
Olumakaiye lamented the Federal Government is seemingly insensitive to the plight of the common man on the streets.
“It looks like “Give us Barabbas” all over again,” he stated.
He regretted Nigeria has been ravaged by violence, kidnapping and insecurity.
The cleric lamented when it is expected that the Boko Haram insurgents and perpretators of other act of criminalities who were captured be seriously dealt with, “it is robust amnesty programmes that is being offered to them.”