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Obiano harps on sacrifice as tool for nation building

Posted: Apr 6, 2015 at 11:53 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue / CORRESPONDENT, Awka


Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has called on Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of sacrifice as a necessary tool for nation-building.

In a special Easter message titled:  “The Supremacy of Sacrifice to Human Advancement and Nation Building”, Obiano observed that “Nigeria is on the verge of change and the situation requires introspection and better appreciation of the place of sacrifice in the handling of the delicate issues of nationhood.”

According to him, at no time is humanity more vividly reminded of the significance of sacrifice to human progress and nation-building as the period of Easter.

“Indeed, every Easter, the entire Christendom is forced to recall that our salvation is a product of priceless sacrifice, that there can be no progress without sacrifice,” he observed.

The governor observed that President Goodluck Jonathan demonstrated a deep understanding of the imperatives of sacrifice to nation-building when he accepted the collective wish of Nigerians for change after the March 28 election, when he congratulated the President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari on his victory.

Continuing, he said: “In doing this, President Jonathan has shown that if we are to build a country of our dreams, Nigerian leaders must lead from the front; we must imbibe the virtue of setting a personal example”.

For that reason, Obiano urged Nigerians that as they re-unite with their loved ones and friends this Easter, “to devote a little time to reflect on the larger questions of nationhood and the little personal sacrifices that we must all make to create a better society for ourselves and our children yet unborn.”

On the coming House of Assembly election in Anambra State, Governor Obiano called on the Anambra people to vote for all candidates of his party- the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), to ensure that the momentum of purposeful leadership in the state is sustained.

He said: “We need a peaceful legislative assembly and a cordial relationship between the three arms of government to continue our push to expand the frontiers of excellence in Anambra State. We can only achieve this by voting for all the 30 candidates seeking election into the Anambra State House of Assembly on the platform of APGA. I urge you to vote for them.”

Obiano further assured the people that all arrangements had been made to ensure that their votes count this time.