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Obaseki, Udom, others seek national redemption, end of insecurity, peace at Easter



Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, joined Christians across the country to celebrate Easter, urging prayers for national redemption in the spirit of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In his Easter message, he said: “As we Christians celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary and His resurrection, let us reflect on the purpose of Easter and the redemption of our nation with selfless service, love for one another, forgiveness, empathy and hope.”

He noted that it was important to pray for national redemption in the spirit of the season, stressing the need for Christians to forge lasting relations with other Nigerians.


Obaseki also urged Christians to celebrate the Easter holidays in compliance with the state’s COVID-19 prevention protocols to prevent a spread of the virus.

His Akwa Ibom counterpart, Udom Emmanuel, urged sacrifice, love and the need to place the common good above personal greed, saying the season should be used to heal oneself of all selfish instincts, spirit of division and rabid ethnic sentiments.

The governor added that Easter represented hope, renewal, sacrifice and refreshing reminder that one could put truth in the grave, but could not keep it there forever.

He stressed that Easter was a season for the celebration of the purest love and sacrifice, adding that the season afforded the time to reflect on events of 2,000 years ago.

BESIDES, Bishop Emmah Isong charged political leaders to seek Nigeria’s unity other than acquiring wealth and building skyscrapers.

He stated this in an interview with The Guardian at the Calabar Municipal Council of Cross River State.

He said as the 2023 general elections were approaching, political leaders would be soliciting votes, but he admonished them to first end insecurity and disunity in the country.

MEANWHILE, Chairman of Ibeno Council of Akwa Ibom State, Williams Mkpah, urged Christians to show love, unity and peace.

He advised that Easter should be a time for sober reflection for Christians to renew their faith in Christ, forgive one another and show love to people around them in Christ-like manner.

Mkpah, who said Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for the redemption of mankind, noted that crucifixion and resurrection of Christ had redeemed man and ushered in peace, love and harmony.


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