Easter message gone wrong: Sterling Bank apologises for likening Christ resurrection with Agege bread
Written by Broad Admin on April 18, 2022
Sterling Bank Plc has apologized to the public for putting up a post that compared the resurrection of Jesus Christ to the rise of Agege bread on its social media page and subscribers’ mail.
In celebrating Easter, the bank had shared a post with the quote, “Like Agege Bread, He Rose” which met serious reprisal by many Christians.
Describing the post as one that is insensitive and insulting to Christians, social media users demanded that the post be brought down immediately and an apology be tendered by the bank.
In their reaction, the bank pulled down the post on its social media page, replacing it with another post and tendered an apology.
Referencing the Bible verse, John 8:7, it quoted on its new post, “…Let he who has never sin cast the first stone” whilst stressing that it sincerely apologises for its recent error.
“Forgive us in the spirit of easter!” It added.
Emphasizing on the post, it wrote, “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. We humbly celebrate His resurrection, the defeat of death and the hope of salvation.”