President Buhari says his administration will work harder to improve on the gains recorded in securing the country from the onslaughts of terrorists and criminals.
He made the pledge on Friday while addressing members of the Tijjaniyya Shura Council at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
“Nigeria’s unity is strong and must be sustained,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.
“It is instructive to note that Nigeria preceded all of us in age, and we must do our best to keep the country together.”
President Buhari also told the Council that the government would ensure that Nigerians enjoy a better livelihood by stabilising the economy.
According to him, the government has continued to review its interventions and projections on security and the economy, with the hope of bringing peace and improved economy to all.
President Buhari commended religious bodies and Nigerians for the encouragement shown to the administration through prayers.
President Buhari stressed that a peaceful and prosperous country was realisable with collective vision and shared effort.
“I am grateful for the prayers and words of encouragement,” President Buhari said.
Leader of the Tijjaniyya, Sheikh Ibrahim Maihula, in his remarks, said peace and economic prosperity were not negotiable for the unity of the country.
He also urged President Buhari to remain focused and steadfast in pursuing the policies he had outlined.
“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,” Sheikh Maihula told President Buhari.