President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday, said that Nigeria will be better if the citizens stand as one, irrespective of cultural and religious differences.
In his Easter message tagged “President Buhari felicitates with Christians at Easter”, he pleaded that Nigerians should not allow mischief makers divide the country.
This message was provided by Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
The President said:
“We should not allow the antics of a few mischief mongers to fragment the unity and faith that the vast majority of citizens of this country cherish and believe in.
“As I have said before, we are better and stronger as one nation under God.
“I congratulate our brothers and sisters once again on this occasion and wish everyone a Happy Easter celebration.”
While assuring citizens that the security challenges in the country will soon be tackled, he said:
“I am convinced that the new resolve within the security personnel to make sure that insecurity in the country becomes part of our history will come to pass”.
The President also commended the adherence to COVID-19 protocols and encouraged people to congregate cautiously.
“A year ago in most of our major cities, our celebrations were somewhat subdued, as we battled the effect of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
“The restrictions meant that our brethren could not attend traditional church services as they would have wished. I salute their resilience and understanding.
“Today, we are able to congregate and worship together, cautiously.
“I thank Nigerians who have religiously adhered to various interventions to curb the spread of COVID-19, including regular hand washing; safe distancing, wearing of face masks, and embrace of vaccination.
“As a government, we will continue to ensure that the weak, the poor and the underprivileged in our midst are not abandoned.
“We have reached out with palliative care even in the midst of dwindling resources; we have tried our best to provide support to families and businesses affected at this time.
“That is the spirit of Easter. The spirit of faith. The spirit of belief. The spirit of hope,” he concluded.
Source: Punch News
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