Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has urged the Christian faithful to emulate Jesus Christ by making sacrifices that will advance the course of development.
Wike said this in his Easter message by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Kelvin Ebiri in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
He said that Easter exemplified the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus Christ to save mankind, noting that as individuals, Christians must take into consideration the welfare of others.
He called on the people of Rivers to re-dedicate themselves to the service of the state as they reflected on the ideals of Good Friday and Easter Celebration.
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Wike assured the good people that he would continue to make sacrifices for the state, defend its interest and ensure that the people enjoyed good governance.
According to him, Easter is a period of fresh beginning, forgiveness, love, and friendship.
The governor urged the privileged to reach out to the less privileged as people work to deepen the culture of true Christianity.
The governor, who wished the people of the state a Happy Easter Celebration, also assured them of their security before, during, and after the celebrations.