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Easter: CAN Urges Nigerians To Be Hopeful



Easter: CAN Urges Nigerians To Be Hopeful
Rev Canon Dr Sam'Leye Onitiju

The Christian Association Of Nigeria, Ile Ife Chapter, has urged Christians and Nigerians in general to be hopeful, in spite of the economic situation as they commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Ile-Ife CAN Chairman, Rev Canon Dr Sam’Leye Onitiju, in a congratulatory message to Christians, signed and made available to journalists in Osogbo, Osun state capital, said people should be hopeful in spite the current economic situation since the resurrection of Jesus Christ usually brings the renewal of hope of eternal life.

He, urged the christians to be prayerful and seek God’s face so as to overcome the economic hardship bedeviling the country.

“Calvary greetings to you all in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ whom by HIS resurrection we have the hope of eternal life.

“I extend my warmth greetings to you all, wishing you a very joyous celebration.

“The resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ usually bring to us the renewal of our hope of eternal life.

“Our Lord Jesus demonstrated His love for human race, he surrendered Himself for the agonizing death on the cross and through His resurrection, salvation was brought to humanity.

“Brethren, let us emulate His love, forgiveness and compassion towards our fellow man.

“Amidst trial, tribulations and the economy hardship in our country, let us come together and pray to God for total deliverance, peace and unity of our dear country.

“This time we pass and we shall rejoice as a nation.

“As Christian let us continue to proclaim the gospel of His resurrection telling the whole world Christ is dead, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

“This year Easter celebration will bring to you gladness in the greatest sacrifice for humanity through our Lord Jesus Christ. Happy celebration”