President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed confidence that the nation will overcome the prevailing situation of insecurity.
He made this known during a visit to the State House, Abuja, by the Grand Khalifa of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement Worldwide, President Buhari said the present administration was aware of its responsibility with regards to security, and that it would continue to do its best to restore peace. .
The President urged Nigerians to be fair to his government in assessing the security issue in the country by reflecting on what obtained at the time he took over in 2015.
He pointed out a decisive break from the past, particularly in the northeast and the south-south, adding that the northwest, which had been a thorn, would soon experience a turnaround for the better.
President Buhari urged citizens of the country to take responsibility and show interest in the affairs of their own security.
President Buhari thanked Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who brought the Grand Khalifa to Nigeria.
While introducing the Khalifa and his delegation, which included the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, Governor Ganduje said they were invited to to lead prayers for peace and stability.
He said the visit of the Grand Khalifa had also rekindled the old ties between the Tijjaniya and the many cultural and educational institutions in Nigeria.
The Tijjaniyya leader in the country, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi and the Grand Khalifa, Tidjani Ali Bin Arabi extolled the existing cordial relations between Nigeria and Algeria, and prayed for divine guidance and blessings for the country and its leaders.
Reporting by Abdullah Bello; editing by Adeniyi Bakare