As Christians in Nigeria celebrate the Easter, President. Muhammad Buhari has called for prayers for the nation.
In his Easter message to Nigerians, the President urged Nigerians to show more love to one another.
“Let us use this auspicious season to show love to our neighbours, and cater to the needs of the less-privileged in our midst.
“Our nation is currently gripped with gloom over unfortunate killings, kidnappings and violence, as seen in the recent tragic incidents in some states of the federation.”
“This should not be. We must reinforce the bond of brotherhood and good neighbourliness that citizens of a cohesive country must share. We must not allow the few bad elements in our communities to put asunder our communal tendencies and chords of unity. “
The President promised that his administration will do all it takes to adequately equip and motivate the armed forces and other law enforcement agencies to enable them successfully confront 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.”
“On this holy occasion, I enjoin 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. “
He spoke about his intentions in his second term” I do not take the import of my re-election for granted, especially the expectations of majority of Nigerians towards providing adequate security, fixing the economy and fighting corruption.”
“The obligation of this administration as we prepare to take governance to the Next Level, 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 law breakers are brought to justice.’
He wished all Christians in Nigeria, a happy Easter celebration.