Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has said that Nigerians must unite against evil that is currently threatening the peace of the country as the only way to overcome and pass through its red sea.
In an Easter message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa and made available to our correspondent in Umuahia, Governor Orji said terrorist organisations always seek ways to divide communities, but those who have overcome and have been able to attain stability have done it through unity.
“They stand united against terrorism. We believe that Nigeria will overcome and this Easter presents us that opportunity to reflect on the words of our Lord Jesus Christ. Unity is devoted to by demonstrating that the teachings of Jesus Christ can be lived every day.
“This is the time that we must treat ourselves as brothers and sisters and work together to defeat the evil act of terrorism. We must stand together at all times regardless of our colours or ethnic backgrounds.
“We must uphold the unity, progress and greatness of Nigeria, even in the midst of our challenges. It is the only way we can say we are part of this country, because our souls long for its greatness.”
The statement added: “As a state we ask all citizens to lift up prayers everywhere to God for our deliverance. In our characteristics as God’s Own State, we are not relenting in praying to God for Nigeria and we want to encourage others to do likewise.
“We desire a nation where all Nigerians can move freely from one part of the country to another, where our children will not be kidnapped from schools and our women will not be raped by the evil men.
“We have no doubt about the commitment of the leadership of this country towards ensuring a stable country with peace roundabout and the resilience of our military men has equally shown that we can overcome this evil.
“This Easter is momentous, because the love of Jesus is what has made the difference in every nation and we must do all we can to demonstrate this love to one another and to our dear country.
“If the children of Israel can pass through the red sea in their most difficult time, Nigeria will do it also.”