News Now: Buhari, Lawan Urge Nigerians To Be Stronger Together

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As Christians across Nigeria and other parts of the world gear up to celebrate Easter, President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians are better and stronger as one nation.

The president urged Nigerians not to allow mischief-makers divide the country.

Buhari said this in his Easter message released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

The statement quoted 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.”

Similarly, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in his Easter message, urged Nigerians “to use the occasion to preach religious tolerance, love for neighbours and commit to civic responsibilities.”

He stated, “Building a great nation requires sacrifice, endurance and hope. This is especially true in our own case where diversity in tongues and faith make the task complex.”


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