Easter: Sen. Karimi Greets Christians, solicits prayers, sacrifice for progress of Kogi West


The Senator , Representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Sen. Sunday Karimi, has called on Constituents to reflect deeply on the selfless life of Jesus Christ, who laid down his life for the redemption of mankind.

 

Sen. Karimi, in his Easter message, maintained that it was only through selflessness and sacrifice that Kogi West and indeed, Nigeria can attain the desired economic progress.

In a statement issued to Newsmen in Lokoja, Sen. Karimi 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 Senator, 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 Kogi West.”

Continuing, Karimi said: “As the season of fasting finally comes to an end and ushering in Easter, I wish to remind all of us as Christians, that we share a common hunger for clarity about what is good; and what is evil. We must, therefore, strive to re-focus on what is most central and critical to the re-engineering of our dear Senatorial District.”

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While urging Christians to use the significance of the Easter celebration which he noted was a bold statement of sacrifice and redemption to cultivate the spirit of compassion and forgiveness, Sen. Karimi emphasized that “the season offers us the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the ideals of peace and unity.”

Stressing the need for continuous prayers for the sustenance of the prevailing peace in the state, Karimi said without peace, we cannot achieve the development we yearn for, as a people.

“The peace we are enjoying today in the state and district is owed, largely, to the prayers and support of all of you, even as I urge you to continue in this momentum by upholding the values that unite us rather than those that seek to pull us apart.”

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The Senator who reaffirmed his commitment to serving the People First, noted that “I remain resolute to changing the representative landscape of the district. I want to urge every Kogi Westerner to embrace God with every cell of your being, every yearning of your soul, and every muscle of your will. This is important because without God in our affairs, we can not berth our aspirations as a district.”


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