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Buhari Confident Nigeria Will Overcome Security Challenge Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed confidence that the nation will overcome the prevailing situation of insecurity in parts of the country.

Speaking today, January 14 during a visit of the Grand Khalifa (overall head) of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement World-Wide at the Presidential villa, Abuja, President Buhari said that his government is well aware of its responsibility with regards to security and will continue to do its best.

The President called on 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, and the successes as well as performance which mark a decisive break from the past, particularly in the Northeast and the South-South.

According to him, the Northwest which had given the nation some “headache” will experience a turnaround for the better soon.

President Buhari advised the citizens of the country to take responsibility and show interest in the affairs of their own security and complement what the government is doing.

“We have done our best and we will continue to do more by pursuing coherent and consistent policies to deal with terrorism. I hope God will listen to our prayers.”

The President thanked the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who led the Grand Khalifa to Nigeria.

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“We thank you for inviting them to come to pray for peace and stability in our country. “We are grateful that they agreed to come.”

He joined them in praying that God will give guidance and strength to leaders to be accountable and do right in all things that they do.

Governor Ganduje, while introducing the Khalifa and his delegation, including the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement in Nigeria, said that the government of Kano State invited the Tijjaniyya World Leader to the country to lead the faithful in prayer, considering the complexities around security in particular.

He said that 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 guidance and blessings for the country and its leaders.

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