JUST IN:It’s unfortunate you’re subdued, can’t Celebrate Easter or go to church’ – Buhari sends message to Christians
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said it’s “unfortunate” that Christians will celebrate Easter in a “subdued manner, away from the usual congregation in churches.”
Buhari had ordered a lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States for 14 days in a bid to combat the spread of Coronavirus across the country.
This had led to the restriction of both social and religious gatherings.
However, Buhari in his Easter message urged Christians to rekindle their faith in Christ because they will overcome.
In the message he personally signed, Buhari rejoiced with Christian brothers and sisters, as well as all Nigerians on the occasion of the celebration of this year’s Easter.
He said: “This year’s commemoration of Easter comes amid the grip with which Covid-19 has held the entire world.
“Unprecedented in living memory, the majority of Christians have found themselves marking Easter in a subdued manner, away from the usual congregation in churches. This is unusual and very unfortunate.