By Jonathan Ugbal: Government House Correspondent Follow @NaijaJonathan
Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has called on Cross Riverians and Nigerians at large to reflect on the life of Jesus Christ who sacrificed all to redeem mankind.
According to Mr. Ayade, selfless service and sacrifice to the fatherland are the required ingredients to ensure Nigeria attains the desired socio-political and economic progress.
“As the Lenten season comes to an end to usher in Easter, let me remind you that we share a holy hunger for clarity about what is good as well as sacrifice, as we thrive to re-focus on what is most central and important to move our dear state and Nigeria forward,” said Mr. Ayade in his Easter message contained in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Mr. Christian Ita.
He posited that the significance of the Easter celebration was one of a victory of light and life over darkness and death to cultivate the spirit of compassion and forgiveness. He averred that: “It was only these virtues that could help in building a strong, virile, indivisible and cohesive Nigeria.”
He called on Cross Riverians to embrace God’s ever new life with “every cell of our being, every yearning of our soul, and every muscle of our will.”
Ayade, while reaffirming the resolve of his administration to industrialize the state as well as building the human capacity, also noted that, for there to be a testimony, there must be trials and tribulations.
Also, he enjoined all Christians a refreshing and moderated Easter celebration.
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