Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that his administration will work harder to improve on the security of the country, given the continuous onslaughts of terrorists and criminals, and on stablising the economy to ensure Nigerians enjoy a better livelihood.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said, in a statement, that Buhari emphasised this when he received Tijjaniyya Shura Council at the Presidential Villa. The President stressed that his administration will continue to review its interventions and projections on security and the economy, with the hope of bringing peace and improving the economy.
He commended religious bodies and Nigerians for supporting the administration through prayers, pointing out that a peaceful and prosperous country is realisable with collective vision and shared effort.
“I am grateful for the prayers and words of encouragement. Nigeria’s unity is strong and must be sustained, the President said. “It is instructive to note that Nigeria preceded all of us in age, and we must do our best to keep the country together.”
In his remarks, the leader of the Tijjaniyya, Sheikh 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.’’
He said peace and economic prosperity were not negotiable for the unity of the country, urging the President to remain focused and steadfast in pursuing the policies he had outlined.