A member of the rivers state House of Assembly representing Etche Constituency 1, Hon. Samuel Eke has called on the people of the State, and Etche ethnic extraction in particular, to see the period of Christmas as a time to reflect on the past.
Hon. Eke stated this Thursday while speaking with journalists in his office, noting that the yuletide season has always been misrepresented by people as a period to show-case wealth and affluence.
He stated that it is the period when families should reverend their God and pray for God’s forgiveness and abundant blessing in future.
The lawmaker urged the privileged people in the society to use the period to extend to the poor in the society, adding that the yuletide period is a time to share with one another.
He used the opportunity to call on Christian faithfulls to use the period to pray for the quick recovery of President Musa Yar’Adua as well as the unity of the country.
The lawmaker who is also the state House of Assembly House Committee Chairman on Sports commended the state governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for his commitment and determination to develop the state.
He stated that the various developmental projects initiated by the present administration in the state were projects that have direct bearings to the life of the people, adding that the projects cut across all the sectors in the state.
The lawmaker urged the people of the state to close ranks with governor Amaechi in his desire to transform the state to high height, adding that the present administration in the state has performed very well and need support and commendation from all.
He assured the people of the state of the House commitment to enact laws that would continue to impact on the development of the people as it would affect the lives of the people.