The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has tendered an apology to Christians over an Easter message that a section of the Christian community found offensive – earlier this week.

The FIRS had in its Easter message to Christians shared a flier showing a Point of Sale (PoS) machine with the caption, “Jesus paid your debt, not your taxes”.

The message triggered an outpour of condemnation with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) demanding an apology, a request that the agency has now granted; having deleted the message after the initial backlash.

In the apology, Dare ADEKANMBI, the Special Adviser (Media) to the FIRS chairman, maintained that the agency did not intentionally denigrate Jesus Christ nor detract from the huge sacrifice He made for humanity.

He regretted that the unintended meaning being read into the post was not what the agency wished to communicate to the public