We must build bridges across ethnicity for the sake of unity - President Buhari

We must build bridges across ethnicity for the sake of unity - President Buhari

- President Muhammadu Buhari met with Governors on the platform of the APC in Abuja

- The president noted that the development of the nation lies on the performance of the three tiers of governrnment

- President Buhari called for unity and said no part of the country will be ignored

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is committed in building bridges across ethnicity for the sake of the country's unity.

Vanguard reports that the president spoke on Friday, May 10 when the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum bestowed an award on him.

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President Buhari said the welfare of the Nigerian people was a priority for him and noted that his administration for the past four years has made giant strides.

He said: “We remain committed to improving the welfare of the Nigerian people. Your Excellencies, it will be belabouring the point to say that true federalism is necessary at this juncture of our political and democratic evolution.

“At a time when some few privileged individuals and groups have chosen to exploit and manipulate the ethnic and religious fault for seeking personal and partisan advantage, we need to build bridges across the different divides and instill faith in the unity and indivisibility of one Nigeria.”

The president commended the governors for their performance sating the three tiers of government should all be involved in nation building.

He said: “Hence, against the backdrop of the challenges we have been passing through as a nation arising from past economic and political mismanagement, we must feel justifiably proud to have contributed actively in getting Nigeria back on track in the last four years, in human and infrastructure development."

“We will continue to apply public funds in such a way that no section of the country or segment of the population suffers social exclusion.

“You are all quite aware that insecurity has remained a big challenge for us all. We are determined to face this challenge and secure the country more than ever before. While the protection of lives and property is a primary responsibility of government; it is also incumbent on the citizens to share in this responsibility, as security is a collective responsibility."

“Accordingly, we will do everything within our powers to sustain the current economic recovery efforts.

“We will continue to reinforce our macroeconomic policies to achieve sustainable economic stability and growth.

“We will also continue to ensure the growth comes along with more jobs and a fair and just distribution of the national wealth. Your continued cooperation in this regard is very vital.”

Legit.ng had reported that President Buhari says his administration remains committed to improving the welfare of all citizens as well as tackling the challenges of insecurity in the country.

The president stated this at an award ceremony organised in his honour by the Progressive Governors’ Forum, held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday.

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