By Sedara Philip
Ekiti State (Football)Referees’ Council Chairman, OGUNTUASE ADESINA has called on referees and football stakeholders to take advantage of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, to advance unity, development and peaceful coexistence for all citizens.
The Chairman made this public in his Easter message, congratulating Christians in Ekiti State(Football) Referees’ Council (EKSFRC), Nigeria Referees’ Association (NRA), Ekiti State Football Association (Ekiti F.A), Local Football Councils (LMCs), Grassroot Football Coaches Council (GFCC), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and all football present as well as ex players within and outside Ekiti State for the successful forty-day long Lenten season in penance for the atonement of sins and salvation of mankind, which Easter portends.
Oguntuase, who maintained that Easter is the hallmark of Christianity, stressed that the celebration of Christ’s resurrection and salvation, offers whistling family and other football stakeholders greater opportunity to come closer to God and promote all virtues that would enhance peace, love, unity, development and progress of round leather game in Ekiti State.
While wishing the people of EKSFRC, NRA, FA, LMCs, GFCC, SWAN and indeed, the people’s Governor H.E BIODUN ABAYOMI OYEBANJI who within 100days in office turn around the interest of the people who has been upside down to live.
The newly elected Chairman of Ekiti State(Football) Referees’ Council urged them to reflect soberly and intensify prayers for God’s intervention and abiding grace, for football and sports at large to wax stronger.
The Chairman reiterated his resolve to continue to serve EKSFRC with the fear of God, and to work assiduously towards the advancement of peace, unity and development of Ekiti State (Football) Referees’ Council, for the wellbeing of her members.
Prince Adesoji Adebawore
State Publicity Secretary