Sterling Bank under fire for comparing Jesus to Agege Bread in Easter message

Sterling Bank MD Abubakar Suleiman

Sterling Bank has come under criticism on social media for comparing Jesus to Agege Bread in its Easter message.

“Like Agege Bread He Rose. Happy Easter,” the bank wrote on Sunday.

Following outcry over the offensive tweet, the bank deleted it and posted a new message.

“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,” the new tweet read.

It also quoted the words of Jesus to a group of people in the Bible: “…Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.”

“For our recent errors we sincerely apologize. Forgive us in the spirit of Easter,” the bank added.

Nigerians have started calling out the financial institution overseen by Abubakar Suleiman despite the change in Easter message.  Some say disciplinary actions should be taken against the employee who made the offensive tweet.