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Easter: Reps Press Corps Chairperson assures of better times ahead

Amidst the prevailing hardship and austerity facing the nation and journalists alike, the Chairperson of the House of Representatives Press Corps, Comrade Grace Ike, has…

Amidst the prevailing hardship and austerity facing the nation and journalists alike, the Chairperson of the House of Representatives Press Corps, Comrade Grace Ike, has offered a message of hope and resilience.

She urged journalists not to lose faith, assuring them that brighter days are on the horizon.

In her message on the significance of Easter to journalists, Ike who is also the Vice Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel of FCT NUJ, extended warm greetings to journalists in Abuja and beyond.

She emphasized that Easter is a time symbolizing renewal, hope, and the triumph of light over darkness.

Acknowledging the challenges journalists face, including dwindling resources and threats against press freedom, Ike encouraged perseverance in the face of adversity.

Drawing inspiration from the Easter story, Ike underscored the importance of unity and commitment to truth and integrity in overcoming obstacles.

She particularly acknowledged the vital role of female journalists, expressing gratitude for their contributions and highlighting their significance in the Easter narrative.

Referring to the Gospel of John 11:25, Ike reflects on Jesus’ proclamation of himself as the source of eternal life and hope. She emphasized the symbolic role of women in the Easter celebration, citing their faith, perseverance, and resilience.

“As the first witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection, women exemplify the message of hope and salvation, embodying faithfulness and devotion despite challenges,” she noted.

Ike therefore called on journalists to remain steadfast in their dedication to informing the public and holding power to account.

While emphasizing the enduring message of faith, perseverance, and unity embodied by Easter, the union leader urged all to look ahead with hope and determination.

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