Christians all over the world have been charged to emulate Jesus Christ, and see this Easter season as a channel of hope.
This was contained in the Easter message by the Olowa and Paramount Ruler of Igbara-Oke kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede OFR.
According to a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Monarch, Ayodeji Owolabi, the first class monarch said this season should serve as a reminder to all for the selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance of our Lord Jesus Christ, who died so that we might live.
Oba Agbede also enjoined them to remember this ultimate sacrifice which brings hope, redemption and life to mankind through His death and resurrection.
“The sacrifice, which brought redemption to our souls, and our salvation is attributed to the product of the inestimable sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross,” says Oba Agbede.
According to him, this season ushered in total liberation and victory for humanity, and stressed the need for Christians to reflect on their individual covenant with God during the Lenten period and urged them, to practice forgiveness as Almighty God forgave everyone through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, His dear son.
As the nation approaches the period of transition, he appealed to Nigerians to remain steadfast and be hopeful for a better nation, and continue to pray for our dear Sunshine State and beloved country, Nigeria and her citizens.
He therefore called on every citizen to collectively imbibe the spirit of love, unity and tolerance, which are values towards promoting and strengthening the foundation of love, peace and harmony and to eschewed ethnic bigotry.
*Ayodeji M. Owolabi*
Chief Press Secretary to Olowa and Paramount Ruler of Igbara-Oke kingdom.