The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, said Nigerians were better and stronger as one nation.
He called on citizens not to allow mischief makers divide the country.
Buhari stated this in his Easter message titled: ‘President Buhari felicitates with Christians at Easter,’ by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The statement qouted Buhari as saying, “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 have said before, we are better and stronger as one nation under God.
“I congratulate our brothers and sisters once again on this occasion and wish everyone a Happy Easter celebration.”
The President also gave an assurance the security challenges facing the country would soon become things of the past.
Similarly, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in his Easter message, urged Nigerians “to use the occasion to preach religious tolerance, love for our neighbours and commit to our civic responsibilities.”
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He stated, “Building a great nation requires sacrifice, endurance and hope. This is especially true in our own case where diversity in tongues and faiths make the task complex.
“But with abiding hope in our manifest destiny of greatness, I believe we shall overcome the challenges and build the Nigeria of our dream.”
Also a group, Christian Conscience, admonished all political and religious leaders allow Jesus Christ to intervene in the affairs of the nation.
The group in a statement jointly signed by its acting National Chairman, Dr Yetunde Akinluyi; and the National Secretary, Rev. Kolawole Verralls, said, “When we emulate Christ, there will be peace and love rather than the politically induced senseless killing and general insecurity in the land.”