President Muhammadu Buhari, has warned against the disunity of Nigeria, insisting that the country is better together.
Buhari said this in an easter message to Christians issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday.
“We should not allow the antics of a few mischief mongers to fragment the unity and faith that the vast majority of citizens of this country cherish and believe in. As I’ve said before, we are better and stronger as one nation under God,” he said.
In the message titled, President Buhari felicitates with Christians at Easter,” Buhari said the season offers opportunity to renew hope and faith.
The statement quoted Buhari as saying that “in most of our major cities, our celebrations were somewhat subdued, as we battled the effect of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
“The restrictions meant that our brethren could not attend traditional church services as they would have wished. I salute their resilience and understanding.
“Today, we are able to congregate and worship together, cautiously.”
Buhari also appreciated the efforts of medical personnel fighting COVID-19, “who have made the difference in saving lives and ensuring the reduction of the spread of the virus.
“I thank Nigerians who have religiously adhered to various interventions to curb the spread of COVID-19, including regular hand washing; safe distancing, wearing of face masks, and embrace of vaccination.
“We are united in our belief that if we do the right things, take the right decisions and act responsibly, the pandemic, like others before it, will no longer be a threat.”
He added that “As a government, we will continue to ensure that the weak, the poor and the underprivileged in our midst are not abandoned.
“We have reached out with palliative care even in the midst of dwindling resources; we have tried our best to provide support to families and businesses affected at this time.
“That is the spirit of Easter. The spirit of Faith. The spirit of Belief. The spirit of Hope.”
On security, he said, “I am convinced that the new resolve within the security personnel to make sure that insecurity in the country becomes part of our history will come to pass.”
He ended by congratulating Christians on the celebration of Easter.
“I congratulate our brothers and sisters once again on this occasion and wish everyone a Happy Easter celebration,” he said.