On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari have stated that the unity of Nigeria remains his ultimate objective and the essential objective of his government.
The President Made this know while receiving a delegation of the Tijjaniya Movement led by Sheikh Muhammadu Mahi Ibrahim Inyass at the Presidential Villa.
The President commended the group for their peaceful disposition to of their annual convention and urged them to bring the same to bear in promoting peace, unity and inter-religious harmony in Nigeria.
According to him, ‘‘I will continue to do everything within my powers to unite Nigeria.’’
He applauded the group for helping the government in it will to ensure social, economic and physical development. adding that the group is doing this by encouraging discipline, unity and spirituality among its members.
NAN reports that while reiterating his remarks on Thursday at the palace of Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, after he was presented with the Holy Quran, the President said the gift of Holy Quran was the highest anyone could receive and “a reminder to seek and uphold justice in the service of the nation.”
Sheikh Muhammadu Mahi Ibrahim Inyass, the group’s leader in his remark, told the President that members of the group would continue to support and appreciate his ‘‘noble agenda for the benefit of all Nigerians.’’
“It has never been easy. Even our Holy Prophet (SWA) was never totally accepted in his lifetime. It was only after he had long gone, people saw the wisdom in his preaching and sacrifices. We, therefore, urge you not to relent in your efforts.
‘‘Therefore, it is pertinent for you to note, Your Excellency, that majority of us are with your government and would ensure a total support for you in your effort to return Nigeria to the path of greater progress and development.” He said.
He said further that the group believe that elected leaders must be accountable, corruptible and God fearing.