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EASTER: NDDC MD preaches peace across N/Delta, Nigeria

THE Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Samuel Ogbuku, has urged all Christians in Nigeria, and the entire people of Niger Delta region to use the occasion of the commemoration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ to pray fervently for peace as well as progress of the country.

In an Easter message on Saturday personally signed by him, and made available to journalists in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, Chief Ogbuku also extended greetings to the Muslim faithful in the country over the on-going Ramadan fast, urging them to equally pray ardently for peace and development of the country.

Ogbuku noted that Easter symbolises hope and renewal, being a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the power that gives a new beginning.

According to him, “it is a time to reflect on the sacrifices that Christ made for mankind and the new life that his resurrection represents.

“The sacrifice of Jesus Christ for humanity is an enduring lesson for leaders and all Nigerians to yield to selflessness and compassion in our pursuit of a united, peaceful, and prosperous nation.

“The Niger Delta region has faced many challenges in recent years, from insecurity and economic instability to communal disputes.

“However, just as Christ rose from the dead and brought new life to the world, we too, can rise above our challenges,” Ogbuku said.

He urged all to come together and renew commitment to building a peaceful Niger Delta and embrace the power that gives a new beginning and work together to create a brighter future for all.

“Let us put aside our differences and focus on transforming our region.

“The current NDDC Board remains firmly committed to driving the development process to ensure sustainable growth and progress. Hence, Niger Deltans should be rest assured that the region will overcome its challenges and emerge stronger.

“I thank all stakeholders in the Niger Delta region for the peace we have continued to enjoy and pray that we maintain it as that will guarantee the sustainable development of our various communities and our region.

“It is my prayer during this Easter celebrations, that we will continue to work in harmony and love, as well as remain solidly behind President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is giving us all the necessary support to develop the Niger Delta region,” Ogbuku further said.

The MD explained that NDDC, being the main vehicle for the development of the Niger Delta region, will facilitate the process of charting a new development road map for the region.

He urged all Niger Delta people to use this Easter period to reflect on their collective responsibility in fast-tracking the development of Nigeria’s oil-rich region.

He urged them to demonstrate love and kindness towards one another and continue to support the efforts of the government in providing good governance.

“We must strive to imbibe the ennobling values and precepts laid down by Jesus Christ. If we imbibe the virtues of humility, love, compassion, peace and righteousness, our communities and the society will be better for it.

“We must not forget that Peace and Love are precursors to development and progress, as we work for a rejuvenated Niger Delta region,” Ogbuku concluded.





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