President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged Nigerians to keep faith with his government.
In his Easter message to Nigerians, the president said his administration was determined “as never before to continue with the fight against terrorism and insurgency; sustain the peace in the Niger Delta; and restore peace and stability in other parts of the country.”
“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,” Mr. Buhari said in a statement he signed.
Read his full message below:
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.