President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to Christians in celebration of Easter says that is the interval for Nigerians to stay trustworthy and hopeful in God.
The President mentioned though this 12 months’s Easter comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a chance for all be hopeful that with intensified prayers backed by private and collective duty, the nation will triumph.
He additionally enjoined all Christians to rekindle their religion in Christ who overcame persecutions and displayed endurance.
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“This 12 months’s commemoration of Easter comes amid the grip with which Covid-19 has held the whole world. There is no such thing as a higher alternative than now for all Christians specifically, and Nigerians basically, to stay trustworthy and hopeful that with intensified prayers backed by private and collective duty, the nation shall pull by way of this most troublesome trial.
“Unprecedented in dwelling reminiscence, majority of Christians have discovered themselves marking Easter in a subdued method, away from the same old congregation in church buildings. That is uncommon and really unlucky.
“Nonetheless, I want to enjoin our Christian compatriots to rekindle their religion in Christ who overcame persecution, sufferings and displayed endurance, steadfastness and above all piety. Jesus Christ represented man’s capacity to resist momentary pains within the hope of eternal glory,” Buhari mentioned.
The President urged all stakeholders – people and teams – to play their half to the fullest as suggested by scientists and medical specialists in confronting COVID-19.
“As I stated in my national broadcast on Sunday, March 29, 2020, since there is currently no known vaccine against the virus, “the best and most efficient way to avoid getting infected is through regular hygiene and sanitary practices as well as social distancing,” he mentioned.
He additionally counseled and recognized the encouraging containment and ameliorating methods put in place by members of the Presidential Process Power to fight COVID-19.
In response to the President, measures like restriction of actions and closure of enterprise premises put in place by the Federal Authorities is a sacrifice in all people’s curiosity to avoid wasting Nigeria from calamity.
He added that the welfare of everyone seems to be paramount and the Federal Authorities will proceed to be uppermost in plans, and efforts to produce all with primary technique of survival.