By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano in a special Easter message said that only love could solve Nigeria’s complex problems.
He said that in dying on the cross, Jesus Christ demonstrated sacrificial love, while in rising from the dead, he gave tge world hope and capped the salvation of mankind adding that sixh feat has cleared every doubt that only love can heal the broken world.
Obiano said, “With love, we can make the society a better place for everyone.
“We are at a point in our political development when some of our most intimidating challenges can be solved by a simple act of love. Love for our country and love for our neighbours and fellow citizens. We must demonstrate that love today. That is the spirit and essence of Easter.”
He called on Christians to imbibe the nature of Jesus Christ which radiates love by reaching put to their neighbours with love.
In the special message delivered in Awka, Anambra state by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr James Eze, the Governor observed that there is no greater manifestation of unconditional love than the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the salvation of mankind.
While noting that Easter celebration represents love, Obiano said, “The essence of Easter is love. There’s no incident in known history that is higher than a man laying down his own life for his neighbours.
“This is why Easter is about the love we show to our neighbours, no matter who they are.”
The Governor enjoined Christians to live out the full meaning of Easter by eschewing those tendencies that endanger love and touching their neighbours in the same way that Christ touched mankind with love.
He said that he purposely returned from his holiday trip abroad to celebrate Easter with Anambra people saying that his heart belonged with the people.