Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the federal government believes Leah Sharibu will be released “one day”.
Adesina spoke on Sunday at the Easter concert of the Apostolic Faith, West Africa, which held at the church’s national headquarters in Lagos.
He asked Nigerians to keep faith, saying the federal government is doing everything possible to secure the release of Sharibu.
Sharibu was the only Christian girl among the 112 girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram insurgents from Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19, 2018.
While the other girls were released, Sharibu was held back for reportedly refusing to denounce her faith.
“We believe that Leah will come back one day, a lot is being done, and you know you cannot begin to proclaim sensitive things like that on the pages of the newspaper,” Adesina said.
“The message of Easter is the message of victory over darkness, victory over death and the lesson we can learn is that whatever the problems that besiege this country.
“Whether killings, economic, political or social problems can be overcome; just as Jesus overcame death, we shall also overcome our troubles; Nigeria will resurrect just as Jesus resurrected.
“We will overcome all the problems facing the country; it’s a time for us to be encouraged, resonate and determined that God still rules in the affairs of men, and Nigeria.”
He also said the “Next Level” agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration “is a consolidation of things that has been done, what is being done that is still pending”.
“Security, reviving the economy, creating jobs and fighting corruption; Next Level is a consolidation of all these things. We will focus more on infrastructure, economy, small and medium scale enterprises,” he said.
“There is going to be what we call money bank and enterprise bank and there is going to be inclusive government.”
Adebayo Adeniran, district superintendent of Apostolic Faith, urged Nigerians to love one another and eschew hate speeches and bitterness.
“God has created us so that we can return to fellowship with him in heaven, we need to look at the significance of Easter in Nigeria.” he said.
“We are not to live selfish lives, we should be able to invest in our country all that we have is for a purpose Jesus made the provision for the cleansing of corruption, God is averse to corruption
“Whatever we do that is not borne out of love is dangerous to even to ourselves and to others; he wants to repair relationships, all ethnic hatred, hate speeches does not come from the heart of love.”