President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed confidence that the nation will overcome the prevailing situation of insecurity in parts of the country.
Speaking during a visit on Friday to the State House, Abuja by the Grand Khalifa (overall head) of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement World-Wide, President Buhari said; “The present administration is well aware of its responsibility with regards to security and will continue to do its best.”
The President urged Nigerians to be fair to his government in assessing the security issue in the country by reflecting on what was obtained at the time he took over in 2015, and the successes as well as performance which mark a decisive break from the past, particularly in the Northeast and the South-South, adding that the Northwest which had given the nation some “Headache” would experience a turnaround for the better.
He further urged citizens of the country to take responsibility and show interest in the affairs of their own security and complement what the government is doing, saying that; “We have done our best and we will continue to do more by pursuing coherent and consistent policies to deal with terrorism. I hope God will listen to our prayers.”
Turning to Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Kano State who brought the Grand Khalifa to Nigeria, President Buhari said;
“We thank you for inviting them to come to pray for peace and stability in our country. We are grateful that they agreed to come.”
He joined them in praying that God will give guidance and strength to leaders to be accountable and do right in all things that they do.