President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigerians especially the Christian community in celebrating the Easter season, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The President is using the opportunity to call on all Nigerians to be hopeful of better days ahead, adding that Nigeria will surmount the challenges confronting her, just as Christ triumphed over death.
In a message, the Nigerian Leader said:
“I join Christians in Nigeria and around the world to celebrate Easter, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, signposting his victory over death.
“At the heart of Easter, is the triumph of light over darkness.
“It is a season that reminds us that the Almighty can turn an unpleasant situation round for good.
“Recognizing that Easter is about renewed hope and a glorious future, I urge all Nigerians to continue to be confident and believe strongly in our country for better seasons ahead.
“As a nation, we have gone through an election that has produced the next set of leaders at the federal and State levels.”
President Buhari praised citizens for conducting themselves peacefully during and after the just concluded general election.
He congratulated those who won at the polls as he advised those seeking redress to patiently wait for the verdict of the courts and tribunals.
“I commend Nigerians for believing in the process. While I congratulate those that have been elected, I acknowledge that it is the right of those who feel dissatisfied with the outcome to seek redress. I expect them to wait patiently and allow our legal system to run its course,” he said.
The President thanked Nigeria s for allowing him to lead them for eight years.
“It has been a rare privilege for me to serve as your President since you gave me the first mandate in 2015 and renewed it in 2019.
“Day after day, I have been guided by the vows I took to keep Nigeria united, prosperous and secure.
“Our successes on security, economy, infrastructure, new oil frontier basins, landmark legal reforms as well as food sufficiency, among others, were possible because of the support of Nigerians,” he added.
President Buhari urged citizens to show love to one another as they celebrate Easter.
“As we celebrate this season with our families, neighbours and communities, let us do so in love, compassion, kindness, resilience and forgiveness.
“Happy Easter!,” he concluded.