Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will continue to work towards strengthening the unity of the country.
The president said this when he received Tijjaniyya Shura Council at the presidential villa, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday.
President Buhari said the government would work harder to improve on the gains recorded in securing the country from the “onslaughts of terrorists and criminals”.
The president commended religious bodies and Nigerians for the encouragement shown to the administration through prayers.
Buhari said a peaceful and prosperous country is realisable with collective vision and shared efforts.
His words: “I am grateful for the prayers and words of encouragement. Nigeria’s unity must be sustained. It is instructive to note that Nigeria preceded all of us in age, and we must do our best to keep the country together,’’ he said.
Earlier, leader of Tijjaniyya, Ibrahim Maihula, said, “Our desire is to live in a country that is peaceful and economically vibrant, and we will keep praying for you and members of your administration.’’
The Tijjaniyya leader said peace and economic prosperity were not negotiable for the unity of the country.
Maihula urged the president to remain focused and steadfast in pursuing the policies he had outlined.