Wike, Deputy, Obuah preach forgiveness, love, friendship
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, while felicitating with Christians on the celebration of Easter, urged them to emulate Jesus Christ by making sacrifices that would advance the course of development.
In his Easter message, Wike said that Easter is a period of fresh beginning, forgiveness, love and friendship and urged Christians to practice such.
The governor also urged the privileged to reach out to the less privileged, saying all should work to deepen the culture of true Christianity.
He added that Easter exemplifies the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus Christ to save mankind, noting that as individuals, Christians must take into consideration, the welfare of others.
He called on the people to re-dedicate himself to the service of the state as they reflect on the ideals of Good Friday and Easter celebration, assuring of adequate security before, during and after the celebrations, that he would continue to make sacrifices for the state, defend its interests and ensure that the people always enjoy good governance.
Also, his Deputy, Ipalibo Banigo, said the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is real and not fable, noting that Easter celebration is a reminder of God’s love for mankind and urged Christians to demonstrate love.
On his part, state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Felix Obuah, described Easter as a period of sacrifice, stressing that the price for Christ’s death for humanity was immeasurable, as the Christian faith is anchored on His death and resurrection.
He charged Christians and the people of the state to make sacrifices and complement government’s effort by meeting one another’s needs, adding that this period calls for a renewed spirit to support one another, pray and fast.
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