Easter: House Of Reps Press Corps Chairperson, Grace Ike Assures Journalists Of Better Times


…Highlights women’s role in nation building

Amidst the prevailing hardship and austerity facing our nation and journalists alike,

The Chairperson of the House of Representatives Press Corps, Comrade Grace Ike has offered a message of hope and resilience to journalists amidst prevailing hardship and austere times being experienced in the country.

Grace Ike, known for her resilience in pursuit of welfare scheme for her professional colleagues, urged journalists not to lose faith thus, assured them of brighter days 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 the NUJ, FCT Council, extended warm greetings to journalists in Abuja and beyond, saying that Easter symbolizes renewal, hope, and the triumph of light over darkness.

While acknowledging the challenges journalists face, including dwindling resources and threats against press freedom, Ike tasked them to continue to persevere in the face of adversity.

Drawing inspiration from the Easter story, Ike, known for her goal getting records, underscored the importance of unity and commitment to truth and integrity in overcoming obstacles.

She particularly acknowledged the vital role of female journalists play in nation building and therefore expressed gratitude for their contributions just as she highlighted 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 just as she emphasized the symbolic role of women in the Easter celebration, citing their faith, perseverance, and resilience.

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

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 and specifically called on journalists to remain steadfast and dedicated to informing the public and holding power to account.

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