President Muhammadu Buhari has said all Nigerians have the constitutional right to live, work and raise their families in any part of the country without restrictions.
A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, noted that Buhari said this on Saturday while receiving the Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Masari, at his country home in Daura, Katsina State as part of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
The President reportedly restated that the Federal Government was committed to the security of everyone in the country, and would ensure the protection of all from harassment by reasons of their states of origin, tribes or ethnic backgrounds.
“Every Nigerian has a right to live, work and thrive in any part of the country, irrespective of their backgrounds,” the President was quoted as saying.
Masari was said to have told journalists after the meeting that Buhari had brought honour and pride to Katsina State by living a life of integrity, fairness and kindness to all, a reflection of his fear of God.
He added that Buhari’s style of leadership had attracted positive global attention to the country, and Katsina State in particular, and prayed that God would continue to keep the President in good health.
The governor was reportedly accompanied on the visit by members of his cabinet and the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk.