The Speaker, Cross River State House Of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams, has felicitated with the Christians on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, calling on the faithful to imbibe Godly values of righteousness, peace and justice.
In his goodwill message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Hope Obeten, Williams noted that the Easter period provided an opportunity for unity of purpose, reinforcement of bond of brotherhood and dedication in service to God and humanity as exemplified by Jesus Christ.
He said Easter symbolised love, sacrifice, service to God and country as well as triumph of good over evil, urging the people to always reflect on the lessons and significance of the season and demonstrate same in their lives.
“On this occasion of Easter feast, I want to enjoin our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria and the world over to continue to promote peace and good neighbourliness. I want to also urge you to remain steadfast in prayers and continue to sacrifice for the good and advancement of our dear state.
“I also call on you to continue to pray fervently against the security challenges in the country as well as the Covid -19 pandemic, which is still very much with us. We are indeed in a trying moment but I am optimistic that with collective commitment, sacrifice and by turning to God through prayers, we shall overcome all the trials and emerge stronger,” he said.
He, therefore, reiterated his resolve to continue to serve with the fear of God, and the 9th Assembly will continue to work assiduously towards the advancement of peace and development of Cross River State, for the wellbeing of the people.