President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that in the almost two years of his administration, he has worked hard to meet the expectations of Nigerians.
He said his administration had done this “by improving security, especially in the North-East; sustaining the campaign against corruption and taken steps to-revitalize the economy.’
President Buhari said this in his Easter message to the nation. He said his government was determined, as never before, to continue with the fight against insurgency; sustain the peace in the Niger Delta through engagements with stakeholders as well as restore peace and stability in other parts of the country.
According to him, it is in the collective interest of all Nigerians to live in peace because without peace, no meaningful 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,” he stated.
The president enjoined all Nigerians to have faith in the ability of his administration to change the Nigerian story for the good of all.
Congratulating Christians on the Easter celebration, he 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.
“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.”
Buhari urged all citizens to live peacefully with one another and do their utmost to make Nigeria a beautiful place to reside.
President Buhari wished all Nigerians a happy Easter celebration.