As Nigerian Christians join their counterparts all over the world to mark the Easter celebration, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang has called on Akwa Ibom people to imbibe the spirit of love, humility, tolerance and forgiveness exemplified by Jesus Christ during his earthly sojourn.
Sen. Enang in his special easter message, said the centrality of the birth and crucifixion of Jesus Christ was about love for mankind and His work of redemption urging Christians in Nigeria and Akwa Ibom in particular to imbibe love as an important fruit of the spirit.
The Presidential Aide reminded Akwa Ibomites of the pains and agony endured by Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary as the height of sacrifice for humanity.
‘’Therefore, we must use this auspicious period to promote unity, love and sacrifice, which were displayed by Jesus Christ.”
Enang further enjoined the people of Akwa Ibom to use this Easter Celebration to reflect on the sacrificial life of Jesus as a worthy example for all to emulate adding that Nigerians and the people of Akwa Ibom must be willing, at all times, to make sacrifices for the progress and development of the society without any recourse to parochial sentiments against one another, especially, along ethnic and religious lines.
“Easter celebration is one of the most anticipated festivals in the Christian world because it represents God’s love for humanity. The period, which is a commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a time for us to reinforce our commitment to our faith and love towards one another as demonstrated by Christ Himself.”
He charged the people to use this period of Easter celebration to also ponder upon the affairs of the state and its potentials for growth.
‘’Akwa Ibom is currently the highest revenue earner in Nigeria and has the potentials to become the developmental hub of the country, if our resources are used effectively. We should be positive and remain bound by love for one another. We just came out of an election season. Election period is over and now is the time to demonstrate the spirit of oneness by coming together to work for a greater Akwa Ibom where we will all prosper.”
Sen. Enang also assured the people of Akwa Ibom that they would not regret voting for President Muhammadu Buhari at the just concluded election in the State while assuring them that the peoples’ stolen mandate at the last polls, will definitely be reclaimed at the tribunals.
‘’I will not take the confidence you reposed in President Buhari, our party, the All Progressives Congress for granted. We will work harder to surpass expectations. Our stolen mandates in Akwa Ibom state will be reclaimed at the tribunals in due time.
While wishing the people of Akwa Ibom a Happy Easter celebration, Sen. Ita Enang advised the citizens not to lose sight of the importance of the season.