Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has urged Christians and Nigerians to endeavor to keep love alive and continue to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate in spite of present difficulties.
Abubakar gave the advice in his Easter message, released by his Media Office, signed by Paul Ibe on Friday in Abuja.
He urged Nigerians to always be their brother’s and sister’s keeper in spite of the lockdowns, self-isolation, as well be concerned with individual safety.
The former Vice President appealed to Nigerians to try to lend support to their next-door neighbours who might be in need.
“What is happening today all around the world with the global COVID-19, is reminiscent of the tribulations, trial and suffering of Jesus Christ as he set out to fulfill his mandate of saving mankind.
“After all that Christ went through, he triumphed the machinations of his enemies, which is the reason for the Easter celebrations.
“Christians and mankind in general shall overcome the present predicament of lockdown, sit-ins and social distancing to celebrate the end of the pandemic and life will gradually return to normal again,” he said
Abubakar commended well-meaning Nigerians who made financial contributions to the Federal Government to enable the latter make reasonable provisions to assist the down- trodden and reduce their level of despondency.
He enjoined the Federal Government to also put in place a solid plan of action to provide succour and economic support to Nigerians, many who before the pandemic had been languishing in poverty.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections urged Christians to celebrate in moderation and continue to pray for Nigeria.