Buhari Assures CAN of Better Nigeria

– Buhari promised to address important national challenges.

– He promised that his administration will continue to strive for peaceful co-existence among the citizens.

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Christian leaders in the country of his commitment to leave Nigeria better than he met it in 2015.

President Buhari gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja while receiving the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) led by its president, Dr Samson Ayokunle, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The CAN leadership was at State House to congratulate President Buhari on his re-election.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the president on Media and publicity in a statement said President Buhari affirmed that his administration will continue to address important national challenges including security, economy and corruption.

Speaking on the just-concluded polls, Buhari said the outcome underscored the trust Nigerians have in the present leadership in the country.

He, therefore, promised that his administration will continue to strive for peaceful co-existence among all Nigerians irrespective of their religious beliefs.

He added that the focus of his government will focus on merit and national spread in the area of allocation of political offices, such that every part of Nigeria will have a sense of belonging.

He reiterated his administration remains resolute in the fight against terrorism and insurgency, and efforts are being made to bring back all those in captivity and other victims of kidnappings.

President Buhari also pledged to continue supporting several programmes anchored by the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), geared towards peace, tolerance, unity and harmony in our country.

Sense of belonging

In his congratulatory message, the CAN president, Dr Samson Ayorinde prayed to God to the President ‘‘everything it takes to perform hundred times better than’’ his first term.

While stressing that the organisation had the success of this administration at heart, he welcomed the President’s pledge to run an inclusive government in a speech shortly after his re-election. He also noted that the gesture would give all in the country a sense of belonging.

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