The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has felicitated with Christian faithfuls on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration.
While congratulating the Christians for witnessing the Easter period, he calls for prayer for the nation to overcome all forms of security challenges bedeveling the country.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Minister’s spokesman, Mohammad Abdulkadri, ROYAL NEWS reports.
The Minister prayed that the this year’s Easter celebration by the Christians will usher in the desired peace and prosperity as well as a complete turn around for the Nigerian Armed Forces to clear the doubts of the adversaries and return total Sanity to the dark spots in parts of the Country.
Magashi further observed that the celebration of easter which coincides with fasting in the holy month of Ramadan by Muslims is not a mere coincide pointing out that it underscores the need for religious harmony as well as portends spirituality and speciality of this auspicious times of festivities.
The Defence Minister therefore urged the adherents of both religeons of Islam and Christianity to embrace peaceful co-existence and religeous harmony towards making Nigeria a better country for all.
While assuring Nigerians of the unrelenting gallantry of the Fighting Forces to continue to defend the Sovereignty of the Country, the statement said the easter prayer should also focus on remembering members of the Armed Forces currently engaging in various campaigns for God to grant them total victory over all threats to national peace.
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