Christians all over the world has begun the lent period with church services across the world to mark Ash Wednesday.
During this period, Christians are expected to fast for forty days to strengthen their faith.
As usual, Church services were held on Wednesday morning to usher in the period with Clerics harping on the need for repentance and moving closer to God.
In his message, Prophet Christopher Oduwaiye of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church in Ilorin stressed the need for Christians to participate actively in the religious exercise and strive to live a holy life.
Prophet Oduwaiye also called on them to use the period to give alms to the poor and help those in need.
The Cleric charged them to pray for a hitch free and success of the forthcoming general elections holding on Saturday across the country.
The Primate of the Resolution Church of Christ in Ilorin, Dr. Martins Olobatoke admonished Christians to use the period to seek divine intervention for breakthrough in the challenges confronting the Nation.
According to Dr. Olobatoke, nothing shall be impossible with God if only faithful can look unto him when passing through difficulties.
The GeneralOverseer of the New Life Holy Trinity Chapel, Pastor ldowu Constain appealed to Christians to eschew act that inimical to the progress of the Nation.