Obiano calls for sac­ri­fice

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Beatrice Onuchukwu, Awka

As Chris­tians all over the world cel­e­brate the res­ur­rec­tion of Je­sus Christ at Easter, Gover­nor Wil­lie Obiano of Anam­bra State, has ob­served that no so­ci­ety can ex­pe­ri­ence real progress with­out sac­ri­fice.

In his Easter mes­sage, Obiano said Easter am­pli­fies the sig­nif­i­cance of sac­ri­fice to hu­man progress.

“No time is hu­man­ity more vividly re­minded of the sig­nif­i­cance of sac­ri­fice to hu­man progress and ad­vance­ment than the Easter pe­riod. Ev­ery Easter, the en­tire Chris­ten­dom is forced to re­call that our sal­va­tion is a prod­uct of price­less sac­ri­fice. There­fore, our strug­gle to res­cue our cities and com­mu­ni­ties from the vi­cious grip of crim­i­nals de­mands a mea­sure of sac­ri­fice from ev­ery­one,” he said.

Chief Obiano urged people of the state to use this pe­riod to re­flect on their re­la­tion­ships with neigh­bours.

“While we join our loved ones and friends to cel­e­brate Easter, we must re­mem­ber to be vig­i­lant. Ex­pe­ri­ence has shown that the en­e­mies of our hap­pi­ness have al­ways seized on the lax­ity of people dur­ing fes­tive pe­ri­ods to wreak havoc on the in­no­cent. We can­not af­ford to con­cede to these en­e­mies of the state,” he added.

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