Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has assured Nigerians that the country will surely overcome the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this known In his Easter message released by his Media Office on Friday.
Atiku enjoined Christians and other Nigerians to keep love alive and continue to lend a helping hand to the less privileged, despite present difficulties.
He reminded Christians that COVID-19 was reminiscent of the tribulations, trial and suffering of Jesus Christ as he set out to fulfill his mandate of saving mankind.
Atiku said after all that Christ went through, he triumphed the machinations of his enemies, which is the reason for the Easter celebrations.
He said that Christians and mankind, in general, shall overcome the present predicament of lockdown, sit-ins and social distancing to celebrate the end of the pandemic and life would gradually return to normal again.
He urged the Christian community to celebrate in moderation and continue to pray for the nation.
Atiku called on Christians and other Nigerians to always be their brother’s and sister’s keepers in spite of the lockdowns.
He commended well-meaning Nigerians who had made financial contributions to the federal government to enable it to make reasonable provisions to assist the downtrodden in the society and reduce their level of despondency.
Atiku enjoined the Federal Government to borrow a cue from the contributions of individuals and to put in place a solid plan of action to provide succour and economic support to majority of Nigerians who are languishing in poverty.