At Easter, Buhari tasks Nigerians on love, others
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday lamented the killings and other violent activities in parts of the federation.In his Easter message to Nigerians, he sued for love, godliness and unity.He said: “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.”
“I rejoice with all Nigerians, especially our Christian brethren, on the glorious occasion of the celebration of Easter 2019.” Buhari went on: “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.
“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.
“Let us use this auspicious season to show love to our neighbours and cater for 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. “I know from my 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.”
The president pledged: “This administration will do all it takes to adequately equip and motivate our armed forces and other law enforcement agencies to enable them successfully confront these security challenges.”Besides, the General Overseer of Bible Base Miracle Assembly, Rev. Jerry Nwachukwu, charged public servants in Anambra State to discharge their duties with the fear of God for the betterment of humanity.Speaking yesterday at the yearly Easter retreat of the State Universal Basic Primary Education Board in Awka, the cleric enjoined the workers to be role models in every respect.
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