Senator Peter Onyelukachukwu Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North Senatorial District and Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, has felicitated with Christians on the celebration of Easter, urging them to emulate Jesus Christ by making sacrifices that will advance the course of development.
In a Statement issued today in Abuja and made available to Page3news.com.ng, Senator Nwaoboshi, stated that this year’s Easter celebration, which also coincides with the Holy Month of Ramadan, was a critical intersection of Nigeria’s two major religions.
Senator Nwaoboshi, fondly called SPON, has called on Christians and Nigerians across the nation to work towards emulating the virtues of Jesus Christ as epitomised by his passion, persecution, death and resurrection during Easter.
He enjoined Nigerians to reflect and review the tortuous journey to nationhood so far with a view to reversing faulty steps in order to achieve a prosperous, secured and guaranteed future.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC noted that it was imperative for all Nigerians to come together in order to build a country that both present and future generations can take pride in just like the work of Christ, which has endured for over 2000 years and has continued to inspire generations.
Nwaoboshi said: “This weekend, we join our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria and across the world to celebrate the Easter festivities. This commemoration is a time for deep reflection as it marks the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his victory over death.
“It is a time to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need. It is also a time for all of us — regardless of faith, or ethnicity — to come together to pray for the peace of our nation. We must all remain constant in our efforts to promote unity — across all lines — because united our nation remains stronger and we thrive as a people”.
While acknowledging that the country is still confronted by developmental, economic and social challenges, he insisted that all the obstacles are surmountable if we all play our roles patriotically and commit to being our brother’s keeper.
He urged Christians not to relent in their prayers for God’s positive intervention in the affairs of the country at all times.
“As we do this, we must all collectively work towards playing our part in the development of our nation and its economy,” Nwaoboshi stated.