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Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has implored residents of the state to embrace the virtues of sacrifice, love and hope that the Easter season typifies.

Diri, in his Easter message to the people of Bayelsa on Sunday, said Easter not only embodies the culmination of the perfect plan to reconcile humanity with divinity, it also reminds mankind of the unique love of God, the supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ and ultimately, the hope for redemption for those who accept the free gift of salvation.

This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah.

The governor urged the people to see the sacrificial death and unstoppable resurrection of Jesus as pointer that hope will be available for those who believe.

He urged them not to despair due to challenges of the times and assured that in keeping to its promises, his administration will continue to be people-focused in its policies and projects.


“Let us imbibe these virtues and consistently manifest them in our social relationships to create a harmonious society, the kind of social atmosphere that can bring out the best in a purpose-driven government as we have in the state today.“

“In celebrating the season, our people in Bayelsa have cause to be doubly joyous as the present administration, in word and deed, continues to demonstrate that government belongs to the people.”

“That those things that matter most to the wider body of citizens, shape public policy and spending. Our senior citizens, the pensioners, the farming population, youths and civil servants, particularly, are witnessing the direction of government activities just as everyone else in the state is kept abreast of what is going on by way of projects.“

“On behalf of the government, I say may the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, brings you peace, joy and prosperity,” he said.

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