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I Commend Lalong For Fighting For Peace In Plateau State – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has come out to call for dialogue to achieve sustainable peace in Plateau State.

He recently revealed this via an interactive session with stakeholders in the state on Monday at Government House, Jos.

According to him, there is a clear need for traditional, religious and community leaders to fight for peace, and he can only commend Simon Lalong for establishing the inter-religious council in the state.

He added that the aim of the meeting is to lay the foundation for the execution of dialogue to facilitate ethnoreligious tolerance, justice, and strengthen the confidence of the people.

His words, “Assurance that government remains determined to continue to protect all peaceful law-abiding citizens and their communities.”

“Assurance that the government is determined to continue to promote peaceful coexistence, religious tolerance through dialogue and engagement.”

“Assurance and determination of the government to apprehend and bring the perpetrators to justice.”

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.

Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.

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