Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed hope that despite the challenges facing the nation Nigeria can still rise to its full potentials and possibilities if it learns the lessons of Easter.
Atiku said this in his Easter Message to Nigeria through his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, as the Christian World prepares to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this weekend.
“Easter is a time of resurrection. Of dying to what was imperfect and reawakening to what is perfect. This is the message of hope which this season is all about.
“Nigeria is going through difficult times. But Easter gives us hope that, as a nation, we will die to challenges and live to our potentials. We will die to extreme poverty and live to extra and prosperity. We will die to strife and be united in life,” the statement said.
The Wazirin Adamawa urged all Nigerians to remember the men and women of Nigeria’s armed forces, who are even right now in ditches and trenches in order to keep the citizens safe. “Let us also spare a thought to those who have suffered at the hands of terrorists, marauders and criminals. A new Nigeria is being birthed. A Nigeria of possibilities instead of impossibilities,” he added
“Suffice to say that Jesus Christ (Nabi Isa) is a compassionate friend to all who are weary and heavy laden, and as we celebrate His resurrection, let us also remember the less privileged in our midst.
” Let us also thank God for the fact that we remain as one nation under God. Where there is unity, there is much hope. Much hope indeed.
“It is with this in mind that I wish the body of Christ and all Nigerians a happy Easter. May God bless us all and may God bless Nigeria,” Atiku said.
Innocent Odoh, Abuja