Buhari: Every Nigerian Can Live, Work In Any Part of The Country
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians have the constitutional right to live, work and raise their families in any part of the country without restrictions.
The president had made the same declaration on August 21, two days after his return from the UK, where he received medical treatment.
His declaration was a tacit reaction to the ultimatum issued by some northern youth groups to the Igbo to leave the region by October 1. The groups withdrew their threat a few days afterwards.
According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president said this while receiving Aminu Masari, Katsina state governor, at his country home in Daura on Saturday.
He said the federal government would guarantee the security of everyone in the country, and ensure protection of all from harassment by reasons of their states of origin, tribes or ethnic backgrounds.
Assuring all Nigerians of their safety, the president said: “Every Nigerian has a right to live, work and thrive in any part of the country, irrespective of their backgrounds.’’
Speaking to journalists after the visit, Masari said the president had brought so much honour and pride to his home state by living a life of integrity, fairness and kindness to all, a reflection of his fear of God.
He said the president’s leadership style had attracted positive global attention to the state, and the country, praying that God would continue to uphold him in good health.
The governor was accompanied on the visit by Faruk Umar Faruk, emir of Daura, and members of his cabinet.