Insecurity : We’ve Done Our Best And We’ll Continue Doing It, Be Fair In Assessing Us — Buhari To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has implored Nigerians to be fair in assessing the way his administration has handled security issues.

He spoke on Friday when Tidjani Ali Bin Arabi, the grand Khalifa of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement world-wide, visited him at the state house.

Arabi was followed to the state house by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, and Dahiru Bauchi, a leader of a faction of the movement in Nigeria.

According to President Buhari, the federal government is cognizant of its responsibility pertaining to security and will continue to do its best.

He, however, urged Nigerians to be fair to his administration in assessing the response to security challenges by reflecting on the situation at the time he assumed office in 2015, and the achievements “which mark a decisive break from the past”.

Buhari alluded to the successes recorded by his government in the north-east and the south-south, noting that the situation in the north-west would experience a turnaround for the better.

The president also implored Nigerians to take responsibility and show concern in the affairs of their own security and integrate what the government is presently doing.

“We have done our best and we will continue to do more by pursuing coherent and consistent policies to deal with terrorism,” Buhari said.

“I hope God will listen to our prayers.”

Buhari appreciated Ganduje for bringing the grand Khalifa to Nigeria.

“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 said.

Earlier, the Kano governor said his government invited the Tijjaniyya world leader to Nigeria to lead the faithful in prayers against insecurity in the nation.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ganduje said the visit of the grand Khalifa had also revived the old ties between the Tijjaniya and the many cultural and educational institutions in Nigeria.

“Specifically, Kano state government invited the Grand Khalifa to come to Kano and develop a good relationship between Algeria and the city of Kano,” Ganduje said.

“We invited him and his team to pray for Nigeria for peace, stability and prosperity, and also to pray for peace and stability of Kano state.”