Easter Governor Ayade greets Christians, enjoins renewed faith in leaders

Ayade made the call in his Easter message to the people of Cross River on Saturday in Calabar.

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Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade. play

Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade.

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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has called on Christians and all Nigerians to use this year’s Easter celebration to reflect on its significance in the life of the nation.

Ayade made the call in his Easter message to the people of Cross River on Saturday in Calabar.

According to him, it is important for Christians to understand the significance of the celebration by appreciating  central theme of sacrifice, death on the cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

He urged Christians to rededicate themselves to the values of love, peace, sacrifice and tolerance.

“As we celebrate Easter, let us reflect on the significance of the season, which is love and sacrifice, to unite as a people.

“Easter gives us the spiritual power to appreciate the truth that his dying moment on the cross offers us the greatest illustration of forgiveness, faith and belief necessary to strive as one indivisible nation," he said.

Ayade noted that Christ’s resurrection was not to engage in wild and elaborate celebration “but to give our lives meaning and direction and the opportunity to close ranks, no matter our differences and circumstances.”

The governor ,who wished Nigerians lasting peace, love and the warmth of friendship, enjoined all to eschew hatred and bigotry, which Christ preached against before paying the ultimate price on the cross.