Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi, has called on Nigerians, especially Deltans, to forgive one another and show love to all, like Christ did.
In a goodwill message to mark this year’s Easter celebrations by Christians worldwide, Osanebi said that Deltans must always take out time in seasons like this for sober reflection, saying that the virtues and blessings the season comes with, will not benefit us, if we don't understand what it carries for us all.
“As Christians all over the world celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, I urge all Nigerians, especially Deltans to forgive one another and show love to all like Christ did,” he stated.
“I pray that the peace, love, victory and joy, which the death and resurrection of Jesus brought to humanity, shall be the portion of Deltans, particularly the good people of Ndokwa East,” he added.
The Deputy Speaker urged Deltans and indeed, all Nigerians, to reflect anew on the theme of resurrection, which is the true essence of Easter.
“I urge all to take the celebrations as a time for sincere reflections and reconciliation.
Jesus Christ taught humility, friendship, leadership and organisation with exemplary character. As Christians, we must learn to be Christ-like in all our day to day activities whether in private or public,” he said.
He added that for Nigerians to achieve their goals there is need to bring to an end divisiveness, intolerance and an urgent need to replace them with mutual understanding, love and respect.
According to Osanebi, “Our responsibility as leaders is to serve our people and I see my responsibility clearly. I have embraced it for the sake of our children who deserve a better and secured future. That explains why I always turn to our people. I urge you, fellow Deltans, therefore, to always support and pray for the government and Delta State at large. Let us join and support our Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, in the quest to ensure that we bequeath sustainable development in every sector to our great state.”
The Deputy Speaker further charged leaders at various levels to use this season to renew their commitment to their people and called on followers to also renew their prayers and support for leaders to enhance progress in tandem.
He wished Deltans a peaceful Easter celebration.