President Muhammmadu Buhari has declared that his interest is for all Nigerians, across ethnicity and religion.
He said beyond ethnicity, religion and geographical lines; Nigeria’s rapid development would remain a driving force for his administration.
Buhari spoke at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while receiving Sheikh Ahmed Tijjani Ibrahim Inyass, the Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniya.
Buhari, according to his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, acknowledged the overwhelming support of Nigerians and the confidence reposed in his administration.
“We are very pleased with the prayers and support of the Tijjaniya to this administration and I assure you our interest is for all Nigerians, across ethnicity and religion.
“I know you are praying for the stability and prosperity of this country,’’ Buhari told his visitor.
President Buhari who thanked the revered religious leader from Senegal for the visit underscored the importance of the religious group in promoting good governance in the country.
“I feel highly honoured, on behalf of my country, that the Sheikh has found time to come and see us, while he is here to commiserate with the families of late Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu.
“The Sheikh is in Nigeria where he has vast followers and we have people across families who go to Senegal every year, as much as a lot of people go to Mecca, to visit the tomb of your great father,’’ he said.
The Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniya commended Buhari for the good job he is doing in Nigeria, noting that ‘‘It is evident for all to see.’’
“More than 40 million Tijjanyia’s are praying for your success because we believe the Almighty Allah has chosen you to lead Nigeria at this time and to actualise the dream of a great country,” he said.