Firebrand Anglican Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has advised Nigerians to renew hope for a progressive and better nation.
In his Easter message to Nigerians on Saturday, Archbishop Chukwuma said that the “celebration of Easter is a reminder of Christ’s gift of sacrifice for the salvation of humanity”. He said that “Christians are rejoicing because there is hope for humanity, that God through the resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ, has reconciled man to Himself.”
The priest said, “As we celebrate Easter, it gives us great significance that there is hope for humanity and even for Nigeria. It also made us understand that God is reconciling man to Christ, that our sins are forgiven, and that God is a great judge. It is also telling us that God can turn things good for his people (even Nigerians). It is time for Nigeria to turn a new leaf because we have Easter talking about new life in Christ; because through Easter, Christ has brought a new life for humanity.”
Archbishop Chukwuma also called on Nigerians to forgive their neighbours as Christ had forgiven us all as well as make sacrifices for the common good of all.
“As we prepare for the inauguration of various governments, it is time for all those who have been elected to know that it will not be business as usual. We should remember the sacrificial teaching of Jesus Christ and it is time for everyone to be sacrificial in their leadership. People should know that for us to move forward in Nigeria, we need to make sacrifices,” he said.
He equally called on the National Population Commission to be sincere in the counting of people, adding: “They should not count trees, goats and cows for any reason”.