- President Buhari has reacted to ethnoreligious tensions in the country
- The Nigerian leader discloses why it important to promote inter-religious dialogue in the country
- Buhari also spoke about what is being done about the insecurity in the country
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to refrain from actions that could spark religious and ethnic tensions in the country.
The Nigerian president made the statement on Thursday, January 28, when the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) paid him a visit in the presidential villa.
According to Premium Times, Buhari said his administration is striving to create an enabling environment for religious freedom as guaranteed by the Nigerian constitution.
“The Federal Government will continue to promote religious freedom as it is a constitutional responsibility. I must thank the Muslim ummah for promoting inter-religious dialogue in the country. It is self-evident that if the country must work, we must continue to work together in spite of our ethnic, religious and political differences because Nigeria is our collective project.''
The president stated that he will not allow any Nigerian to suffer religious prejudice or be treated unfairly.
He assured Nigerians that the federal government is doing everything possible to contain the security challenges in the country.
In another news, the presidency has rejected a report by Transparency International (TI) which placed Nigeria 149th on the corruption perception index.
Garba Shehu, a spokesperson for the presidency in a statement via Facebook on Thursday, January 28, described the report as inaccurate.
He argued that the Buhari administration has recorded achievements in the fight against corruption in the public service.
Specifically, Buhari asked Akeredolu to flush out all the criminals in his state, especially the forest reserves. This was disclosed by Donald Ojogo, commissioner of information in Ondo state.
Ojogo said the state governor also used the opportunity to let the president know the true state of things in the state especially on the issue of the quit notice issued to herdsmen in the state.