Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has called on Nigerians to embrace the spirit of change.
In his Easter message to Nigerians, he urged individuals to be conscious of what they can contribute to the growth of the nation and not what the country can do for them.
In a message he made available to the Nigerian media on Saturday, the Bayelsa-born ex-President wrote, “On this Easter, I think about the unconditional love that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, had for us to the extent that He gave His life for our salvation on Good Friday.
“My reflections also take my mind back to His resurrection by God on Easter.
“What a lesson for us of what sacrifice can achieve and the benefits it can bring to mankind generally and individually!
“This Easter, I call on all, whether Christian or Muslim, to emulate Christ and sacrifice something for your nation, for your families and for yourselves.
“Was it not John F Kennedy who famously said ‘ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.’
“Let us not ask ourselves who will change our nations for the better.
“Let us instead take a look in the mirror and ask how we can change our nations for the better. Indeed, as somebody once said, change begins with me.
“It begins with you. Let this Easter be the beginning of a positive change in the nations of the world. From my family and I to you and your family, Happy Easter.”