Easter: Okowa urges Christian faithful to pray for Nigeria

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta called on Christian faithful to use the period of Easter to pray for the state and .

Okowa, in his Easter message on Saturday in Asaba, said that this become necessary because and other challenges facing the country.

The governor, in the message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, said that Easter was a time for Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and again, reawakened by its essence.

According to him, the power of the resurrection of Christ is made manifest in Easter.

is an opportunity for Christians to seek God’s face in prayers to settle the myriad issues and widening division of Nigerians along religious and tribal lines,” he said.

He urged Christian faithful to show love to one another, especially the downtrodden in the society just as Christ sacrificed Himself to save mankind from destruction.

He reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to the attainment of “Stronger Delta” through infrastructure development across the state and wealth-creation for citizens.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I congratulate Christians all over the world as they celebrate 2021 Easter.

“I call on Christian faithful to seek God’s face in prayer to settle the insecurity challenges bedeviling nation in all fronts.

“As Christians, let lives be a mirror to depict the importance of Easter in human , not only other Christians, but people of other religious proclivity.

“I urge all Nigerians, especially Christians, to extend the spiritual benefits of the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ, which include love, peace, justice, sacrifice and kindness, to one another, particularly in these trying times.

is incumbent on us to uphold the principles of our faith as they relate to honesty, justice, integrity, , compassion, selflessness and the pursuit of the common good for our nation,” he said.

The governor recalled that during 2020 Easter, was faced the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We thank God for answering the prayers of the faithful by bringing a reprieve in the form of vaccines.

“I also urge that as we celebrate this year’s Easter, let us thank God profusely for protecting our people and commit the nation into God’s mighty .

”May the lessons and blessings of Easter help us to overcome security challenge that is shaking the fabrics of our nation,’’ he said.(NAN).