EASTER GOODWILL MESSAGE
BY DR UCHECHUKWU SAMPSON OGAH, OON, FCA (Hon. Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development)
In conveying my best wishes, I felicitate with Christian faithful in Nigeria and the good people of Abia, as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a time of thanksgiving to God for not sparing His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, who died for our sins; It also affords us opportunity to reflect on the benefits of the death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
The Bible chronicles that, among other things, the death of Christ on the cross redeemed mankind from sin: tale of unmatched love of God for us and gateway to eternal life. At Easter, therefore, our common victory song is triumph of eternal life over death.
We should therefore, sing victory songs because Christ has conquered for us which makes us beneficiaries of His Love, Mercy and Grace.
On the other hand, the global crisis caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic may have attenuated our songs of gladness, disrupted and dislocated humanity, exacerbated inconveniences and hardship and engendered a moment of fear and despair as well.
Notwithstanding, I encourage us all to be resolute in faith, ceaseless in courage and boundless in love for God and humanity. In essence, the challenges of this present time cannot prevail over the gains of the resurrection of Christ and of His love for us.
And I am evermore convinced that, according to Romans 8: 35, nothing can separate us from the love of Christ!
Happy Easter Celebrations to us all.
Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, OON, FCA
Honourable of State
Mines and Steel Development