Governor Nasiru El-Rufai felicitate with Christians to mark Easter celebration


The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasiru El-Rufai, has felicitate with the Christendom on the special occasion of Easter.

In a statement signed by the special adviser to the governor on media and Communication Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor urged the people of Kaduna state to keep faith alive. Read the full statement below.

Easter Message, 2020

Malam Nasir El-Rufai has felicitated with the Christian community on the special occasion of Easter. He said that the enduring message of Easter, of victory over darkness, is especially poignant amidst the uniquely difficult circumstances in which Easter is being celebrated this year.

On behalf of the Kaduna State Government, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has felicitated with the Christian community on the occasion of Easter. The governor congratulated the community on the completion of Lent, with its disciplines of fasting, prayers and charity.

The governor noted the uniquely difficult circumstances the Covid-19 pandemic has created which has impacted on formal acts of worship to celebrate Easter. The closure of churches due to quarantine conditions in many places across the world makes it impossible to celebrate Easter in the traditional way, a most unusual development.

The governor urged the Christian community to keep hope alive even in these dire moments. He said that with careful attention to preventive measures, humanity will rise above the devastations and disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Just as the pains and humiliation of the Crucifixion ended in the triumph of the resurrection, today’s difficulties shall provide renewal, a chance to give thanks anew to Almighty God, the governor assured.

“Malam Nasir El-Rufai appealed to all communities in Kaduna State to uphold peace and harmony. He urged all residents to observe social distance, practice regular hand washing with soap and water and avoid large gatherings to protect everyone from Covid-19. He appealed for compliance with the terms of the quarantine imposed on the state.”

Muyiwa Adekeye
Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication)
11th April 2020

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