Cross River State governor, Senator Bassey Otu, has called on indigenes and residents of the state to reflect deeply on the selfless life of Jesus Christ, who laid down his life for the redemption of mankind.

Governor Otu, in his Easter message, maintained that it was only through selflessness and sacrifice that Cross River State and indeed, Nigeria can attain the desired economic progress. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Linus Obogo, Otu said: “Today represents a very significant moment in our lives as Christians. Significant in the sense that it is sobering that someone, whom no fault was found in him, sacrificed his life on the cross that we may live.

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“His death on the cross and resurrection remind us all about selflessness, the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, love and compassion over hate. These were the cardinal planks of Christ’s teachings before his crucifixion.”

The governor, while enjoining Christian faithful to imbibe the virtues of peace, love, sacrifice and forgiveness which he stressed, represent the core values of Easter, however, insisted that it was only these lofty ideals that could help in building a virile, cohesive and progressive Cross River.”