• Declare security urgency now, Nnamani tells FG
Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo marked his 30 days in office yesterday, warning criminals and other undesirable elements in society to choose between war or peace.
Soludo assured that the state will continue to thrive on the trajectory of growth, peace and development despite the current wave of insecurity.
In his Easter message, Soludo noted that the security challenges facing the state are drastically resolved. He urged those still in the bush to, in the spirit of Easter, “lay down their weapons and embrace the olive branch that has been offered to them.”
According to him: “The solemn occasion of Easter calls for self-introspection and deep sober reflection. It is symbolic because it marks the suffering, the pains and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
The Governor also said that it is of the utmost importance for the people “to inculcate and emulate the noble virtues of personal sacrifice, sobriety and love, that the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ symbolize”.
ALSO, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has used the occasion of the Easter celebrations to beg forgiveness from those whose feelings he has hurt in any form. He also urged the natives of Imo, residents and all Nigerians to love, embrace peace and true reconciliation.
In his Easter message this weekend, Uzodimma said: “In several forums, I literally got on my knees to call on the sponsors and perpetrators of these senseless murders to sheathe their swords and embrace peace and reconciliation, whatever their grudges. .”
In a related development, Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu also said yesterday that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are perhaps the most significant events shaping and strengthening the faith of Christians, and which above all give them a lasting hope of a more glorious tomorrow.
This was in his Easter message through his Chief Press Officer, Mr. Onyebuchi Ememanka, assuring Abians of a brighter and more prosperous future, judging from the positive macroeconomic indices available.
Ikpeazu expressed optimism that before the end of this year, much of the state will be lit with uninterrupted electricity as the Geometric Energy Project is fully operational.
He called on politicians to exercise caution as they prepare to begin political activities for the 2023 elections. “Over the past seven years, we have, by the grace of Almighty God and deliberate and careful planning, managed to maintain Abia as one of the states with the most stable socio-political environments”.
FORMER Enugu State Governor and Senator representing Enugu East Senatorial Area in the Senate, Chimaroke Nnamani has for umpteenth time urged the Federal Government to declare a state of security emergency . Nnamani also advocated for justice, fairness and equity to be the guiding principles in the administration of the country.
This was in his message of goodwill to Nigerians to mark this year’s Easter celebration.
Nnamani noted that it has become outrageous that the nation is mired in security issues that have defied all conventional measures to resolve.
The senator said, “There is no point in pretending or denying the fact that Nigerians are no longer safe in their homes, workplaces, schools, worship centers, roads and everywhere.
“We must therefore take the necessary measures to declare an emergency on the security situation. Everyone must be on deck to tackle the situation head on, but the government must lead the way.”
On his part, the Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN), His Eminence, Nzie Nsi Eke, said yesterday that Nigeria is suffering from pains and reproaches and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to embrace history and cut a place for himself in the annals of the nation by becoming a true statesman.
He noted that the president could achieve this “if he objectively examines the various ethnic unrests from different parts of the country with the aim of stifling them through dialogue and positive engagement.”
The Prelate, who said so in his Easter massage to Nigerians titled “Let the stone of reproach be rolled away”, lamented that although Nigeria is suffering and reproaching at this time, citizens should, despite all the challenges of life, still celebrate the goodness of God in their lives and those of their family members and other loved ones.
Likewise, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged Christians to pray for peace and unity in Nigeria as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
MACBAN South East Zone President Gidado Sidikki made the call yesterday in Awka in his Easter message to Christians especially in the South East and South South regions.
In his statement made available to reporters, Sidikki said the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the pillar of the Christian faith and the celebration is an opportunity to reflect on his earthly mission characterized by good works.
He further noted that the uniqueness of Nigeria in its tribal, linguistic, cultural, religious and commercial diversities should be strategically harnessed to the benefit of all based on adopting the comparative advantage of the country’s economic model. .