Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Christians and all Nigerians to use this period of Eater to show
love and tolerance for one another.
Nigeria ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Dr. Jonathan, who gave the statement in his Easter message, also said that as Jesus Christ has risen from the dead, marking the celebration by Christians, that Nigeria too will
rise, especially from her challenges and other setbacks.
Jonathan also urged Nigerians, especially those in leadership positions, to imbibe the qualities
of the Lord whose resurrection Christians are celebrating, emphasizing that “Nigerians are
According to the statement, “On this Easter Sunday , I urge all Nigerians to show love and tolerance for each other, especially for those God has seen fit to put in positions of
“Leaders should imbibe the qualities of our Lord and Saviour, whose resurrection we celebrate.
“Even though He was heavily reviled and criticized, He never retaliated and even prayed
for those who reviled Him.
“Together, we are perhaps some of the most decent, Godly and accommodating people on
God’s earth. We must never forget that.
“He is risen and Nigeria will also rise. Happy Easter Sunday .”