Let Christ renew your hope in Nigeria this Christmas: Obiano
Posted by News Express | 25 December 2016 | 1,477 times
Governor Willie Obiano.
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has called on Nigerian Christians to open their minds and allow the love of Jesus Christ renew their faith in Nigeria this Yuletide season and beyond.
In a Christmas Message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, James Eze, Governor Obiano observed that Nigerian Christians should always remember that having Jesus Christ as “the author and finisher of their faith” is a guarantee of victory over all trials and tribulations in all seasons.
“True followers of Christ should neither waver nor despair in the face of adversities because the Holy Book has assured us that Christ in us is the Hope of Glory. So, we are assured of victory long before the sound of battle erupts. We are assured of better days after spells of difficulties like the one that our country is passing through at this moment,” he declared.
Speaking further, Governor Obiano remarked that the feast of Christmas gives Nigerian Christians a great chance to renew their faith in Christ and in their country, pointing out that God recognises the concept of nationhood and would always make a way for His children when there seems to be no way.
Said he: “Adversity has its own values. It may not always be easy to see them when we are going through one but they are there alright. Nigeria may be going through a rough patch this time but there are better days ahead. So, we must not let the present challenges force a wedge between Nigerians. Rather, we should use the opportunity of this Christmas to renew our faith in Nigeria.”
Governor Obiano also noted that the economic difficulties in the country were being tackled at the federal and state levels and expressed the optimism that very soon, Nigeria would be great again.
He recalled that his administration had rolled out a comprehensive Economic Stimulus Package to cushion the effects of the recession on the masses and expressed the hope that very soon; the pangs of the economic meltdown would fade away.
He urged Ndi Anambra to use the opportunity of Christmas to reach out and touch their neighbours in a very special way because Christmas is a season to spread love in a clear demonstration of God’s greatest gift to mankind which was made manifest in Christ.
“If we all show love to our neighbours this Christmas, touching them with gifts, prayers and kind words, we would have lent a weighty hand to the on-going efforts to push the current recession in the country away,” Governor Obiano further observed.