Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has pointed out that the problems bedevilling Nigeria have no ethnic or religious colourations.
He stated this while urging leaders to be selfless and sacrificial towards ensuring that the country’s challenges are resolved.
The Waziri of Adamawa’s remark was contained in a statement signed by his media office in Abuja to mark the Easter celebrations.
He also called on Nigerians to emulate the virtues of love and sacrifice which characterised the life of Jesus Christ.
Atiku described those two qualities as essential to the unity Nigeria so “desperately needs at this time when vested and provincial interests threaten to tear our nation apart.”
He also encouraged Nigerian leaders to use the opportunity of the Christian celebration of Easter to reflect on their stewardship to their people and to the nation.
“Our leaders at all levels should follow the virtues that define this day – sacrifice, love, and charity and come together to help all Nigerians resolve the differences that divide us.
“We must not allow those who seek to divide us to pretend as if our problems are as a result of another ethnic or religious group,” the presidential aspirant said.