Posted by News Express | 16 April 2017 | 1,258 times
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to live peacefully with one another and do their utmost to make Nigeria a beautiful place to reside.
He gave the charge in his goodwill message to Christians on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration.
He pointed out that it is in the collective interest of Nigerians to live in peace because without peace, no meaningful and sustainable development can take place.
“Lack of peace in one part affects in one way or the other, all parts of the country. Our people must rediscover the values of peaceful co-existence, social justice, religious tolerance, dignity of labour and patriotism,” the president said.
“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.”
Buhari also pointed out that 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.
He said in the almost two years of his administration, the government has worked hard to meet the expectations of Nigerians by improving security, especially in the North-East, sustaining the campaign against corruption and have taken steps to revitalise the economy.
“We are determined as never before to continue with the fight against terrorism and insurgency; sustain the peace in the Niger Delta through engagements with stakeholders; and restore peace and stability in other parts of the country.”
The President also enjoined all Nigerians to keep faith in the determination and ability of his administration to change the Nigerian story for the good of all.
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