The Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle MON, extends his sincere greetings to the Christian community as they observe the sacred occasion of Easter.

This auspicious time serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring values of faith, resilience, and hope. According to the Honourable Minister; “As we join our Christian brethren in commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, of hope over despair.”

Easter transcends religious boundaries, embodying universal principles of compassion, forgiveness, and reconciliation. It is a time when people of diverse backgrounds come together in unity and solidarity, reaffirming our shared humanity and common aspirations for a better tomorrow.

In the spirit of Easter, the Honourable Minister of State for Defence underscores his unwavering commitment to promoting harmony, understanding, and mutual respect among all religious communities in our nation. We recognize and cherish the rich tapestry of faith traditions that contribute to the cultural mosaic of our society, and we remain steadfast in our resolve to uphold the principles of religious freedom and tolerance.

As we reflect on the significance of Easter, let us rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of peace, justice, and reconciliation in our communities. Let us bridge divides, build bridges of understanding, and foster a culture of dialogue and cooperation that transcends differences and promotes the common good.

The Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Matawalle MON, extends his heartfelt wishes for a joyous and blessed Easter to all members of the Christian community. May this sacred season inspire renewed hope, strength, and resilience as we journey together towards a brighter and more prosperous future for our beloved nation.


Ahmad Dan-wudil
Personal Assistant on Media to the Honourable Minister of State for Defence
March 29, 2024

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