My Dear People of Bende,
HAPPY EASTER CELEBRATIONS
I join you in the commemoration of the resurrection of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ, this Easter.
It is true that this holy occasion comes at an embattled time for our people and our nation, however, I enjoin all sons and daughters of Bende to intensify prayers as we fight to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and restore economic stability to all parts of the country.
I also urge us all, in the spirit of Romans 13: 1-2 and 1 Peter 2: 13, to continue to cooperate with the Government in the fight against this pandemic; remembering to observe the public health protocols of social distancing, regular washing of hands and rules of hygiene as we celebrate this Easter in our various homes.
I commend all religious leaders and Christian faithfuls in Bende for their responsibility so far in avoiding public gatherings. I also commend all health workers who are at the frontline battling this pandemic as well as Nigerians who have shown amazing strength during this trying period.
While I pledge to continue to support the efforts of the Government to alleviate the pain of our people during this trying period, I encourage everyone, now more than ever, to emulate the virtues of love, sacrifice, forgiveness, humility, courage and endurance which Christ embodied; reminding ourselves that just as our Lord Jesus conquered death and triumphed over sickness, we shall triumph over this pandemic.
Rep. Benjamin Okezie Kalu (MHR)
Spokesperson, House of Representatives