President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed desire to build a nation that is United inspire of ethnic and religious diversity.
The president stated this when he received members of the Tijjaniyya Muslim Religious Movement who visited him at the State House in Abuja on Monday November 25.
Lauding the Tijjaniyya Muslim Religious Movement for being peaceful, President Buhari stated that there is a mutual understanding between Nigeria’s two major religions.
“It is generally said that differences divide people. We in Nigeria understand that there is no way a misunderstanding can cause division among us. We are one people,” he said.
“The requirements of our people, whatever religion they follow, and to whatever ethnic group they belong in Nigeria, is the same.
‘‘They need security, education and participation in an inclusive economy. On this, we are being very fair to all Nigerians” he added.
Buhari urged them to convey his best wishes to Senegalese President Macky Sall, saying: “I assure you that I am very close to your president. He addresses me as ‘Baba’ (father).’’