“My administration is determined to achieve peace and security” Read President Buhari’s Easter Message

President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, pledged that mass killings of innocent Nigerians, abductions and other criminal atrocities would soon become history in the country.

The president made the pledge in his Easter message to the nation.

He said that his administration was determined to achieve peace and security across the nation by ending the avoidable conflicts and crises that hindered national progress.

He said already the nation’s security apparatus were being reformed and empowered to win the war against terrorism and other criminal activities across the country.

He said that the unfortunate incidents in recent years where the blood of men, women and children are wantonly and callously shed in frequent orgies of criminal, political, ethnic and religious violence had become embarrassing and unacceptable.

“My administration is determined to achieve peace and security across our nation by ending the avoidable conflicts and crises that hinder our national progress.

“I ask for the support of all Nigerians in this regard. We must put a stop to politically motivated killings.

“Our communities must be made safe again for all inhabitants to live together in peace and harmony.

“Our armed forces, police and other security agencies are being progressively reformed, re-positioned and empowered to win the war against terrorism and make mass killings, abductions and other criminal atrocities things of the past in our beloved country.

“Let us all also play our parts as patriotic citizens and do all that we can to ensure that we make Nigeria a safer, more peaceful and happier place for its people and others,” he said.

The president, who rejoiced with Nigerians, especially Christian brothers and sisters, who were celebrating Easter, urged them to imbibe the essential message of Jesus Christ, who repeatedly urged his disciples and followers to “love one another as I have loved you.”

“As we celebrate Easter this year, I sincerely believe that it will serve our dear nation very well if we all imbibe this essential message of Jesus Christ and truly learn to love our countrymen and women as we love ourselves.

“Indeed, we will surely make faster progress towards the achievement of the peaceful, united, strong, progressive and prosperous country we all desire if, as a nation, we eschew all divisive, parochial, ethnic and religious sentiments and rivalries, and begin to live more harmoniously with our compatriots, as Jesus Christ and the founders of the world’s other great religions enjoined mankind.”

According to the president, faith, belief and the fulfilment of expectations are also key themes of the Easter celebration.

He urged Nigerians to continue to have faith in the future greatness of the nation and believe that the change his administration promised would surely come to fruition.

“That change, which we all yearn for, will certainly occur more rapidly if we all place the love of our country above selfish personal and group interests.”

Buhari reassured Nigerians that his administration would ensure that the 2016 budget recently passed by the National Assembly would be efficiently and successfully implemented to achieve the objective of faster economic growth and development.

While thanking Nigerians for their patience and understanding in the first ten months of his administration, Buhari assured that the Federal Government would continue to work “very hard to overcome the challenges he encountered on assumption of office.

“We are moving on with an unshaken resolve and determination to deliver on the mandate you gave us on March 28, last year. I wish you all happy Easter celebrations”

6 Comments on “My administration is determined to achieve peace and security” Read President Buhari’s Easter Message
  • ElessarisElendil March 27, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Buhari should fire his speech writer. What sort of unrealistic expectation is he setting with: “pledged that mass killings of innocent Nigerians, abductions and other criminal atrocities would soon become history in the country.”.

    Man just said he’ll end all criminal atrocities in the country…………..forever.

    • tumz March 27, 2016 at 9:52 am

      I totally agree with you..whoever wrote the speech must be a joker…how can he pledge to end all criminal atrocities. .if he said barest minimum, would understand. .dude is wasting time still..one year into it already..I haven’t seen the change they were raving about..

  • enny heart heart March 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Girl, bye

  • Realist March 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    When will this president acknowledge the killings carried out by fulani herdsmen? why are they allowed to go about with AK47s and other powerful rifles ? is the law of nigeria 2? one for fulani and the other for the rest of us? A sitting president cant even condole with the people of agatu? under his watch genocide is happening, ethnic cleansing and brutal occupation of their land is going on and all he is interested is the actualization of grazing reserves for his kinsmen in all states across nigeria? You people need to wakeup, the devil lives in aso rock! how can the agricultural sector grow? i am disgusted by this extremist who will yet prove me right. the worse is yet to come. God save us Christians…

  • nnenne March 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    @ Realis… And no one is saying anything.
    Seems to me , like we are holding PMB to a different standard!
    History is surely busy recording! !!

  • Happy Easter March 28, 2016 at 7:42 am

    When you talk now they will say you are wailing….just read an article where this man was commensurating with people affected by the fire outbreak in Kano. No one lost their lives oh but because the affected people are “his people” it saddened him to see their property burn ..but the agatu people are less than the cattle he and brothers rear so who cares. But who am I to talk after all Benue people voted him….. Let’s continue in our stupidity….

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