President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is fully committed to the unity of Nigeria, and will devote his time and energy to promoting it for the benefit of Nigerians.

The President made his feelings known during a visit to the State House by a delegation of Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Tor Tiv, James Ayatse, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari called for better appreciation of the historical relationships among various communities to sustain the nation’s unity.

He observed that ties between the Tiv and his own ethnic Fulani stock, which predated him and the current generation, helped in ensuring peaceful and harmonious co-existence among the people.

The president expressed optimism that such cordial bonds would continue to endure among various groups and serve as strong unifying force in the country.

He decried the misunderstanding of internal conflicts by many people at home and abroad, citing the farmer-herders clashes which in several places had been misconstrued as religious.