Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his deputy, Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, have felicitated with Christians on the 2018 Easter celebration, urging them to emulate Jesus Christ by making sacrifices that will advance the course of development.
Wike, in his Easter message to Christians in the state, stated that Easter exemplifies the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus Christ to save mankind, noting that as individuals, Christians must take into consideration the welfare of others.
The governor called on the people of Rivers State to re-dedicate themselves to the service of the state as they reflect on the ideals of Good Friday and Easter celebration.
He assured the good people of Rivers State that he will continue to make sacrifices for the state, defend her interests and ensure that the people always enjoy good governance.
Wike stated that Easter is a period of fresh beginning, forgiveness, love and friendship. The governor urged the privileged to reach out to the less privileged as everyone works to deepen the culture of true Christianity.
While wishing the people of the state a Happy Easter Celebration, the governor assured them of their security before, during and after the celebrations.
In a related development, Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, in her Easter message, described Easter as the foundation of Christianity.
Harry-Banigo said, “Man lost his exalted position in the Garden of Eden as a result of sin but the Almighty God gave us another opportunity to reconcile us to Him by allowing His Son to die in order to bring us back to a state of perfection for us to make heaven, if only we can repent and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.”
She stated that the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is real and not a fable, noting that Easter celebration is a reminder of God’s Love for mankind.