- Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians unity in the country
- The president reassured Nigerians that his paramount objective and that of his government is the unity of the country
- Buhari promised to do everything within his powers to unite Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, April 27, in Abuja reassured Nigerians that the unity of the country will remain his paramount objective and that of his government.
Legit.ng gathered that the president stated this while receiving a delegation of the Tijjaniya Movement led by Sheikh Muhammadu Mahi Ibrahim Inyass at the Presidential Villa. The president said: ‘‘I will continue to do everything within my powers to unite Nigeria.’’
In a statement by the special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the president commended the religious group for the peaceful conduct of their annual convention and urged them to bring the same to bear in promoting peace, unity and inter-religious harmony in Nigeria.
President Buhari also lauded the group for complementing government efforts in bringing social, economic development, and stability in the country by encouraging discipline, unity and spirituality among its members.
Reiterating his remarks on Thursday at the palace of Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, after he was presented with the Holy Quran, the president said the gift of Holy Quran is the highest anyone can receive and a reminder to seek and uphold justice in the service of the nation.
Sheikh Muhammadu Mahi Ibrahim Inyass, the leader of the group, in his remarks, told the president that members of the group would continue to support and appreciate his ‘‘noble agenda for the benefit of all Nigerians,’’ because they believe elected officials must be ‘‘accountable, incorruptible and God fearing.’’
‘‘It has never been easy. Even our Holy Prophet (SWA) was never totally accepted in his lifetime. It was only after he had long gone, people saw the wisdom in his preaching and sacrifices. We, therefore, urge you not to relent in your efforts.
‘‘Therefore, it is pertinent for you to note, Your Excellency, that majority of us are with your government and would ensure a total support for you in your effort to return Nigeria to the path of greater progress and development,’’ Sheikh Inyass said.
Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, April 9, in Abuja declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and Publicity confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
He said that the president made the declaration at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
The presidential aide quoted President Buhari as saying that he was responding to the clamour by Nigerians to re-contest in 2019, adding that he wanted to give the NEC, the honour of notifying them first.
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