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Rep. Chinda felicitates with constituents at Easter ~ Truth Reporters

The member representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Hon. Kingsley Chinda has felicitated with his constituents on the occasion of the 2020 Easter celebration.

In a statement titled "Life is vain and temporal, deeds are eternal" on Sunday in Port Harcourt, the Federal lawmaker commended the people for their resilience and tenacity especially in these trying times.

According to the lawmaker, Easter was a time to celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

"My dear good people and residents of Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, including "indigenes without borders", I hereby for myself and my family bring you warm felicitations on the occasion of this year's Easter celebrations though without the usual funfair and glamour.

"As we are all aware, Easter is celebrated globally in Christendom to mark the liberation of man through the triumph of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ over death, fleshly desires, vanity, hatred, evil etc by his resurrection.

"This year's Easter celebrations is particularly unique and historic, because it is coming at a time that the entire World is bedevilled with the challenges of the Corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic which has led to the death of thousands of loved ones ( rich and poor) across the world, including in Nigeria. Little did they imagine that they would not celebrate this Easter amongst the living – LIFE IS VAIN.

"Thus, as we mark this year's Easter, I urge us as a people, that beyond the celebrations and merriment that come with it, we should remind ourselves that LIFE IS VAIN and reflect deeply on the principles of self-sacrifice, forgiveness, good neighbourliness and love for our self and for one another which are some of the qualities that Jesus demonstrated and very firmly stood for.

"This Easter celebration, we are confined to our homes (one house) regardless of our castles and mansions all over the world; we are unable to adorn our best and expensive apparels ( diamonds, gold etc.); we are unable to drive our fleet of exotic cars; our private jets and yachts are grounded; holidays and trips around the world are cancelled. We must remind ourselves that LIFE IS VAIN and very temporal, “we shall only be remembered by what we have done” and not by what we acquired.

"To all of us in position of trust (in public and private sectors), vanity plays lucid tricks on our memory and we forget history so quickly. King Solomon, the wealthiest man that ever lived is remembered for his wisdom not his wealth. Let us be more selfless in service and put a smile on the face of men, let us not allow our vain thoughts and greed to secure a future that we don’t own, overtake our common sense.

"Whilst wishing you all a happy Easter celebration, I wish to remind us to continue to stay safe in the midst of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic by doing our best to observe basic health tips such as social distancing, self-isolation, regular hand washing as well as obeying all rules and regulations issued by the State. I am very confident that God is on our side and that by reason of the resurrection power of Jesus, we shall triumph.

"Once more, congratulations and do have a glorious and very happy Easter celebration as I renew my vow to serve you with the fear of God and love for mankind." he stated

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