President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the current spate of uncertainty and insecurity will soon unfold a season of the triumph of good over evil; hope over despair, and light over darkness.
Buhari stated this in his Easter message to Nigerians as they join the rest of the world to mark the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
According to the President, Easter evokes in Nigerians the resilience of the human spirit not to give up in the face of seemingly daunting challenges troubling the nation.
He called on Nigerians to continue showing love to one another, eschew hate, and also be patriotic for the greater good of society.
“Easter evokes in us the resilience of the human spirit not to give up in the face of seemingly daunting challenges of life”, Buhari remarked.
“This period emboldens us to believe that the current spate of uncertainty and insecurity will soon unfold a season of the triumph of good over evil; hope over despair, and light over darkness”, he stated.
The President also urged Nigerians, in the spirit of the season, to demonstrate ”love for one another, rather than hate – and show more patriotism, as this is the only country we have.
“Let us remember that the scriptural emphasis of love has so much relevance for us today as a nation more than ever before”, Buhari emphasised.
Describing this year’s celebration as very unique for Christendom in Nigeria and all around the globe, President Buhari acknowledged the 40-day Lent period as an opportune moment ”where the faithful is expected to fast, pray, assist the poor, abhor injustice and strife, give alms, and penitently engage in self-examination and repentance of sins”.
“As we approach another season of electioneering, let the security and unity of the nation guide our actions and utterances.
“I wish all Nigerians a joyful and blessed Easter”, the President summed up.