President Muhammadu Buhari has made a passionate appeal to Nigerians to be tolerant of one another and embrace peace. He made the appeal after visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial site in Rwanda on Thursday.
President Buhari toured the permanent exhibitions at the Memorial and
laid a wreath at the mass graves where more than 250,000 victims of the
genocide were buried.
According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina,
Buhari also paid tribute to the memory of the victims and prayed for
healing for the survivors.
After the historic visit, the President told journalists that the lessons
from his visit were the need for Nigerians to continue to be tolerant of
one another, and for the nation to also preserve its own historical
antecedents from the Nigeria Civil War – 1967-1970.
President Buhari is in Kigali, Rwanda to participate in the
26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM.
He will hold bilateral talks with the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame
and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson on Thursday
and attend the official opening of CHOGM on Friday, followed by high-
level meetings of Heads of State and Government.