The National Executive Council (NEC) of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) join all our members, staff and the entire Christian community during the celebrations of Easter in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
These celebrations are worthy finale to the sacred period of fasting, prayer and self-denial which Christians had gone through in the past 40 consecutive days of Lent.
It is the belief of NUPENG that such fundamental values would go a long way in promoting and strengthening the foundation of love, peace and harmony in our country, and that the season would serve as a reminder to all of the selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance of Jesus Christ throughout His earthly sojourn, his death and his subsequent resurrection.
We therefore admonish all Nigerians to learn from the pain, joy, love and caring which define the Easter celebrations, and allow these laudable virtues to continually guide us as a people in our individual, industrial and community relationships.
We also urge those in positions of authority to strive to encourage the citizens to make virile and purposeful sacrifice and show love especially when the country is facing challenges by making their own lives, in public and private, something transparent, and worthy of emulation for the overall good of our country.
Whilst still in the euphoria of Easter, NUPENG prays for peace and prosperity for all Nigerians and crave them to enjoy a stress-free and violence-free celebration.
We wish you all very happy Easter celebrations.
Our Solidarity remains constant for the Union makes us strong.
COMRADE WILLIAMS AKPOREHA,
NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF NUPENG.