The Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye has charged Christian faithful and Nigerians to keep hope alive in-spite of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
The Speaker in an Easter message by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Alabi, stated that the end of the world is not here with the outbreak of Coronavirus.
Owoeye urged well meaning individuals in the country not to leave the gesture of bringing succor to lives of vulnerable Nigerians to governments and politicians.
He held that in the spirit of the symbolic resurrection of Christ, Nigerians need to come together to support the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring that all laid down precautionary measures are adhered to.
Owoeye stressed that COVID-19 like every other pandemics that have ravaged the world in the past will come and go, noting that there is no temptation that has seized human that God has not created a way of escape.
Quoting from 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, the Speaker said, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
According to him, “We should let the significance of Easter reflect in our relationship with one another. We should not limit the provision of palliatives to cushion the effect of COVID-19 to government and politicians alone.”
“There is no doubt that these are tough times, but we must keep hope alive that life will be better and that this trying period too shall pass.”