Newly elected Nigerian Senator, Istifanus Gyang says the lessons of Easter - love and forgiveness must reflect in the lived of citizens for the country to grow.

Citizens in Plateau North must particularly forgive the wrongs and pains inflicted upon one another and reconcile to grow the Senatorial zone, Mr. Gyang said in a statement.

"No more bitterness and hatred.
"No more violence and bloodshed.
"All we need is forgiveness, reconciliation, peace and togetherness," the statement on Sunday says.

In the statement, the Plateau North Senator and outgoing member representing Barkin/Ladi Riyom Federal Constituency in the Nigerian House of Reps "heartily felicitated" with the people of the zone as they celebrate this year's Easter.