- The era of civil war is over in Nigeria according to President Buhari
- Also, the president paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the war
- Buhari disclosed this at an event to welcome the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Religious Movement
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday, March 26, prayed that Nigeria will never witness civil war again.
The president made this prayer while recalling the lives lost to the 30-month civil war in th country.
This was disclosed in a press statement by senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement is titled “President Buhari pays tribute to martyrs of Nigerian civil war.”
According to Shehu, Buhari said this at an event to welcome the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Religious Movement, Sheikh Muhammadul Mahy Niass.
The presidential aide quoted Buhari as paying tributes to the martyrs of the civil war, Punch reports.
The statement read:
“President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday paid tribute to the patriotic martyrs of the civil war whose glorious sacrifices enabled the unity of this great nation.
“Speaking at an event to welcome the World leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Religious Movement, Sheikh Muhammadul Mahy Niass, the Grand Khalifa of Sheikh Ibrahim Niass, President Buhari thanked the Movement for their profuse prayers for an end to the war and the reunification of Nigeria.
“The President recalled that in the 30 months of the civil war, Nigerians on both sides lost numerous lives and prayed that never again shall we experience such.
Meanwhile, the Arewa Mandate Initiative (AMI) has tipped the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a former governor of Rivers states, Rotimi Amaechi as potential successors of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The group said the endorsement was in line with the gentleman agreement reached by the leaders of the party at the formative stage in 2015.
Legit.ng gathered that AMI in a statement issued by its FCT coordinator, Muhammad Mubarak, and Aminu Muhammed, the Sokoto secretary respectively, noted its surveys among the APC supporters on the 2023 presidential power shift indicated that the majority of the APC family fully support that power to the south.
In another report, Legit.ng reported that wedding bells are ringing in the home of the first family in Nigeria, the Buhari's. According to reports, President Buhari’s son, Yusuf, will be getting married soon.
The president’s only son is soon going to walk down the aisle with the daughter of the Emir of Bichi in Kano, Princess Zahra Bayero.
Sources revealed to Daily Nigerian that the wedding would take place in a few months, probably after the sallah celebrations.