President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has worked hard to meet the expectations of Nigerians since it took over government two years ago.
In an Easter message on Saturday, Buhari said his administration was more determined to continue to fight against the insurgency, sustain the peace in the Niger Delta and restore peace and stability in other parts of the country.
He said it is in collective interest of Nigerians to live in the peace.
“I congratulate our Christian brothers and sisters on the celebration of this year’s Easter. I rejoice with you on this historic occasion signifying the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, redemption over condemnation, and hope over despair,” the message read.
“The message of Easter is filled with themes of love, faith, sacrifice, dedication, commitment, fulfilment of prophecy, hope, expectation and victory, as espoused in the Scriptures and the teaching and lifestyle of Jesus Christ.
“As we celebrate yet another Easter, I urge all Nigerians to live peacefully with one another and do their utmost to make Nigeria a beautiful place to reside.
“In the almost two years of this administration, we have worked hard to meet the expectations of Nigerians by improving security, especially in the north-east, sustaining the campaign against corruption and have taken steps to revitalize the economy.
“We are determined as never before to continue with the fight against terrorism and insurgency; sustain the peace in the Niger Delta through engagements with stakeholders; and restore peace and stability in other parts of the country.
“Lack of peace in one part affects in one way or the other, all parts of the country. Our people must rediscover the values of peaceful co-existence, social justice, religious tolerance, dignity of labour and patriotism.”
Buhari also urged Nigerians to have faith in his administration in its efforts “to change the Nigerian story for the good of all”.