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Okowa, Igbuya Enjoin Deltans To Emulate Christ Humility

Posted: Mar 25, 2016 at 5:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Felix Igbekoyi, ASABA
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor, has enjoined Deltans, particularly, Christians, to emulate the humility of Jesus Christ, who in spite of his heavenly endowments, took up the cross in utter obedience to God’s will.
Likewise, Hon. Monday Igbuya, the Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, reflected on the brutal pain that our savior, Jesus Christ, suffered and the extraordinary gift of salvation that He gave to the people, calling on Nigerians, particularly Deltans at home and abroad to love more deeply.
In a goodwill message to the people of Delta State signed by Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Governor Okowa noted that the society would be a better place if adherents of Christianity imbibe the spirit of love and sacrifice; which is the bedrock of Christianity.
“Easter is the reason why we are called Christians. But Christianity places a demand on all of us – a responsibility to look out for each other and be our brothers’ keepers,” he said.
Governor Okowa noted that there is no where the demands of Christianity are required more than in Delta State with its unique multi-ethnic diversities.
He said that the ability to blur our lines of differences is the hallmark of love which is central to the Easter message.
“As a government, we are equally committed to using the instrumentalities of governance to affect the lives of Deltans positively. We are aware of the expectations of the people on us and are determined to match those expectations for the good of all,” the Governor said.
Governor Okowa observed that in the last few weeks he has embarked on the inspection of a number of projects that are on-going across the state and noted that the inspection is a continuation of efforts at gauging the pulse of the people of the state.
He said that he was encouraged by the outcome of those inspections that his administration was on course to enhancing opportunities for prosperity as promised during his electioneering campaigns and called on Deltans to use the period of the Easter celebrations to pray for peace and understanding among the people.
In a special message to Nigerians on the occasion of Easter, Igbuya not only reminded the people of hope, passion and joy in the midst of despair but called on them to continue to develop the spirit of brotherliness and love.
“Easter calls us to courageously follow Jesus Christ, the risen one, and to boldly proclaim that out of darkness and suffering come new life,” he said.
He also thanked Deltans at home and abroad for their prayers and support.
“The Delta State House of Assembly will continue to partner with other arms of government in the delivery of good governance. It will continue to serve the best interests of all,” he promised.
“Let us embrace the grace of Christ’s Resurrection and be renewed by His love. Let us live up to His example. I wish you all very happy and peaceful Easter celebrations,” he added.