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Buhari, others felicitate with Christians on Easter

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President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to continue being confident and believe strongly in the efforts at making the country great.

In an Easter message, the President notes that the season reminds humanity that the Almighty can turn unpleasant situations round for good.

Recognising that Easter is about renewed hope and a glorious future, President Buhari maintained that it has been a rare privilege for him to serve as President from 2015 to 2023.

While congratulating newly-elected candidates, he commended Nigerians for believing in the new Electoral Act and acknowledged that it is the right of those who feel dissatisfied with the outcome to seek redress.

He advised Nigerians to celebrate the season with families members, neighbors and community members, in love, showing kindness, and forgiveness.

FEC Message to Christian

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman, Presidential Transition Council (PTC), Boss Mustapha, has on behalf of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, offers warm greetings to the Christian faithful, as they celebrate Good Friday and Easter, which mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

SGF in a statement urges the Christian faithful to use the period to imitate Jesus Christ, who submitted himself to the will of God by willingly offering himself as a sacrifice to redeem mankind to God.

He notes that the two great events in the Christian calendar – Good Friday and Easter, symbolize the triumph of good over evil, and prays that the season awakens in Christians, the spirit of dedication to public good and selfless service to the nation.

According to him, the period should herald a rebirth and healing of the country, emphasizing the need to use the period to pray for the success of the incoming administration.

Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Julian Osamoto