- Buhari called on Nigerians to reinforce the bond of brotherhood
- He assured that his administration will do all it takes to adequately equip and motivate the armed forces and other law enforcement agencies
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with all Nigerians, especially the Christians brethren on the glorious occasion of the celebration of Easter 2019.
Buhari, who noted that Easter is the most important feast in the Christian calendar and represents God’s redemptive mission over humanity, the triumph of light over darkness, hope over despair and good over evil urged christians to use this auspicious season to show love to our neighbours, and cater to the needs of the less-privileged in our midst.
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The Easter period is the Christian festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ is also a time to emulate the virtues of love, sacrifice, forgiveness, humility, courage and endurance, which Christ embodied and remarkably demonstrated during His earthly ministry.
Pointing that Nigeria is currently gripped with gloom over unfortunate killings, kidnappings and violence, as seen in the recent tragic incidents in some states of the federation, Buhari said the spirit of brotherhood must be reinforced and good neighbourliness in order to have a citizenry of a cohesive country.
Calling on Nigerians in general not to allow the few bad elements in our communities to put asunder our communal tendencies and chords of unity, he admitted that he is aware of happenings through regular interactions with security chiefs, state governors, victims and members of communities caught up in the unfortunate cycle of violence, that Nigerians are united against the evil minority.
He assured that his administration will do all it takes to adequately equip and motivate the armed forces and other law enforcement agencies to enable them to successfully confront these security challenges.
“We will not allow merchants of evil and death to overwhelm the nation. Under my watch, the nation will triumph over them – terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and the like.
He, therefore, called on all Nigerians to intensify prayers for peace and security to return to all parts of the country.
“I also urge you not to lose hope of a brighter and greater future for the country when we do the right things in love. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
President Buhari reassured Nigerians that he would not take the importance of his re-election for granted, especially the expectations of majority of Nigerians towards providing adequate security, fixing the economy and fighting corruption.
He noted that as his administration prepare to take governance to the Next Level, his ami is to continue to provide dedicated and honest leadership, where every citizen, irrespective of religion or ethnic origin, feels secure to live, invest and prosper; where public office holders are accountable; and lawbreakers are brought to justice
He, therefore, wished all the Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria and around the world, who are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a Happy Easter.