Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Kano Chapter, joyfully felicitate with Christians in the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as symbolized in the Easter celebration. For us Ohanaeze Ndigbo Kano Chapter, Easter pronounces the spirit of sacrifice, love, kindness, and hope for salvation as demonstrated by Christ at the cross ofCalvary.
Taking into account the security situation in the country, Ohanaeze calls on all Christian to pray fervently for our great nation which foundation has been threatened by deadly attacks by terrorists, which in most cases a section of people are targeted—Igbos.
In the spirit of Easter, we urge not only Christians but all Nigerians, and indeed, our leaders to look inward and reflect on those issues that continue to take us backward as a nation. With abundant human and natural resources, patriotic Nigerians and honest sympathizers of our great nation continue to get frightened over the spate of disunity and mistrust that have continued to remain the bane in our common existence.
It is, indeed, disheartening that after over 52 years of independence,Nigeriahas continued to grapple with socio-economic problems such as wanton insecurity, Youth restiveness, unemployment, poverty, hunger and disease. It is indeed, more painful that our leaders who supposedly should put strings together to solve these problems and make life bearable for Nigerians have continued to fail on their Constitutional responsibilities, instead, they remain committed to enriching themselves and their cronies while millions of Nigerians perish in hunger and want. The country remains a hell to an ordinary Nigerian who live everyday to struggle endlessly without making a headway— Nigerians struggle to survive in the face of epileptic power supply, bad roads, dry taps, poor health and education sector as well as a rugged economy that does not have a space for the common man; thereby giving opportunities for the rich to get richer while the poor continue to get poorer.
It is in this light that we urge Christians to pray fervently against insecurity, bad leadership and hunger in this Holy Period of Easter. Ohanaeze also urges President Goodluck Jonathan to become more resolute in the fight against terrorism and enemies of the state. May God continue to bless us and redeemNigeriaand Nigerians. Ohanaeze is saying Happy Easter Celebration to all Christians.
For and on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,KanoStateChapter.,
Hon. Chief Tobias Michael Idika
President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Kano State Chapter