President Muhammadu Buhari promised to be honest and honest to all Nigerians, no matter their faith or ethnicity.
He stated that neither his private choices nor the insurance policies of the federal authorities below his supervision are influenced by non secular prejudices.
The president spoke when the management of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), led by its president common and Sokoto sultan Alhaji Muhammad Sa’advert Abubakar, paid him a courtesy go to on the State Home in Abuja.
He warned that harboring ethnic and non secular prejudices doesn’t bode properly for the nation’s improvement and promised to defend non secular freedom for all.
“The Federal Authorities will proceed to advertise non secular freedom, as it’s a constitutional duty. I have to thank the Muslim ummah for selling interfaith dialogue within the nation. It’s clear that if the nation is to perform, we should proceed to work collectively, regardless of our ethnic, non secular and political variations, as a result of Nigeria is our collective undertaking.
Consequently, the Federal Authorities below my management doesn’t and won’t enable non secular prejudice or partisanship to affect any of its choices and insurance policies. It’s my solemn determination to be honest and simply to all segments of society, ”stated Buhari.
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His administration has been working from the beginning to make sure that Nigerians have a peaceable and safe nation, including that extra consideration is being paid to the armed forces and different safety businesses, as they’re always receiving extra tools, in addition to a lift in morale.
He, nonetheless, commissioned Nigerians to make the wrestle extra profitable for the nation, always offering the armed and safety forces with well timed and correct info on the actions of criminals of their domains.
“The Federal Authorities has been working tirelessly to fight insecurity and different challenges dealing with the nation. Safety is a longstanding drawback, however we don’t give in to our efforts.
“We’re not solely equipping the navy, but in addition elevating their morale to satisfy their constitutional duties with out undue interference. We’re additionally encouraging localities to enhance their intelligence assortment and well timed supply to safety businesses.
“I acknowledge that safety is the federal government’s first duty, however the authorities can not do that alone. It requires events, such as you. For that reason, I urge you to present your assist to the safety businesses, offering info that will comprise the tide of crimes and insecurity in society ”, he urged.
In his speech, Sultan Abubakar praised the president for the successes achieved to date within the Northeast, calling on the federal government to deal decisively with the banditry that plagues the northwestern states of Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and a few components of the north-central.
Whereas expressing confidence that the safety forces, with higher synergy between them, will overcome present challenges, he known as for the cooperation of all governors with the federal authorities, no matter their political tendencies, calling on Nigerians to assist the brand new management of the forces armed.
The NSCIA chief additionally known as on Nigerians, particularly non secular leaders, to chorus from making inflammatory feedback that are inclined to sow discord in politics and exacerbate the present degree of insecurity on earth. He known as for non secular leaders who made subversive feedback to be known as to order.
The Sultan additionally recognized himself with the ‘Hate Speech Marketing campaign’ by the Minister of Info and Tradition. He stated that ‘hate speech’ is exacerbating insecurity within the nation and that “now we have to behave”.
Earlier within the day, the President acquired Letters of Credence from the brand new Ambassadors of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Argentina on the Presidential Villa Aso Rock, in Abuja.
He repeated the necessity for world motion in opposition to local weather change and terrorism by COVID-19.
“The three international locations represented right here get pleasure from glorious multilateral relations with us. Along with the United Nations, the most important multilateral umbrella platform, we’re additionally members of the G-77 and South-South Cooperation that Nigeria, Argentina, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have used to advertise our collective pursuits and causes. Nigeria is proud to be related to these platforms, as they’ve enabled us to work intently with the Principal Representatives of those international locations, ”he stated.
The Ambassadors, who offered their Letters of Credence, are Ihab Moustafa Awad Moustafa, from the Arab Republic of Egypt, Faisal Ebraheem Alajrafi Alghamdi, from the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Alejandro Miguel Francisco Herrero, from the Republic of Argentina.
Talking on behalf of different folks, Ambassador Ihab Moustafa thanked the President for receiving them and accepting his letters of credit score.
He ensured his dedication to work to additional enhance and strengthen the international locations’ friendship and partnership with Nigeria ”.