According to the governor, as Jesus Christ triumphed over death, Nigerians will also triumph over every agent of disunity.
“Easter is a commemoration of the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who, despite being sinless, offered Himself as a sacrifice for the redemption of others.
“This momentous event of sacrifice transformed humanity and remains the single most important event in the Christian calendar.
“This season of love and sacrifice has come at a time when most segments of the world are either passing through one chaotic situation or the other, Ebonyi not being an exception.
“More importantly, the crises between Effium and Ezza Effium, Abaomege and Ishinkwo, Enyigba and Enyibichiri and other pockets of hostilities in parts of the state, including the recent massacre of our brothers at Egedegede community in Ishielu Council Area,” he stated.
Umahi, however, urged the people of the state to stand firm and expressed hope that every challenge would end in praise, honour and glory at this season of God’s love.
“We must continue to pray and stand together in unity as one people, having one state and worshipping only God.
“We must turn again to the promise of Easter, which is what God did in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and He will do it again for this blessed state.
“Let this lesson and impulse of love and amity drive us to find far-reaching solutions to the barrage of bloodbaths in parts of the state and beyond.
“As Jesus Christ triumphed over death, we will also triumph over every agent of disunity, including communal wars or bandits’ attacks,” he said.
The governor, who called on the citizens to remain united and eschew all forms of bitterness, hatred and further bloodletting, wish everyone renewed strength the Easter season and beyond. (NAN)