Founder and chancellor of Gregory University, Uturu, Professor Gregory Ibe has felicitated with the people of Abia State in particular, and Christians in general across the globe as they mark Easter.
Speaking against the backdrop of the covid 19 pandemic on the annual Christian celebration, Ibe enjoined Christians to stay resolute, steadfast and unshaken in their faith towards God, stating that the plague will disappear eventually and won’t last till eternity.
According to him, “it is in the light of the tragic effects of covid 19 pandemic on humanity in general that I urge all Christians to continue to draw strength from our Lord Jesus Christ, who in spite of betrayals, persecution and physical assault, still believed and trusted God. Let us therefore be encouraged by the unique example of our Lord Jesus Christ, who overcame many battles to obtain eternal victory, knowing of certainty that this plague will also pass”.
Professor Ibe therefore advised Christians around the globe to use this year’s Easter celebration to intercede for God’s intervention, in the light of the biblical injunction that enjoins those called by the name of the Lord to humble themselves and pray, stating that “God will surelyhear from above and heal the land, like He promised”. We
“Just as Jesus overcame the power of death, it is my earnest prayer that this Easter will usher Abians into our season of resounding victory over the multiple challenges of life, even as I pledge to sustain our existing partnership with government in offering various relief palliatives to our people as the Lord continues to provide both life and resources”, he concluded.