The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called on citizens to live in peace with one another at all times, to give room for meaningful development in all parts of the country.
President Buhari made the call in his Easter message to citizens, urging them to keep faith in the current administration’s ability to change the country for good.
“It is in our collective interest to live in peace because without peace, no meaningful and sustainable development can take place. Lack of peace in one part affects in one way or the other, all parts of the country. Our people must rediscover the values of peaceful co-existence, social justice, religious tolerance, dignity of labour and patriotism. I enjoin all Nigerians to keep faith in the determination and ability of this administration to change the Nigerian story for the good of all,” the President said.
He congratulated Nigerian Christians for marking another Easter as he urged them to exhibit the habits of Christ.
“I congratulate our Christian brothers and sisters on the celebration of this year’s Easter. I rejoice with you on this historic occasion signifying the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, redemption over condemnation, and hope over despair. The commemoration of this special season in Christianity is always preceded by fasting, piety, humility, penance and prayers of intercession in the build up to the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, an event which reunited man with his Creator. The message of Easter is filled with themes of love, faith, sacrifice, dedication, commitment, fulfilment of prophecy, hope, expectation and victory, as espoused in the Scriptures and the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus Christ.,” he said.
President Buhari expresses the current administration’s determination to sustain the fight against corruption and terrorism, as well as enhance the security of lives and property in all parts of Nigeria.