PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to discriminate against or marginalise any section of the country.
He said he would be fair, just and be sure to objectively consider anything brought to his attention before taking decisions.
The president, who is in Daura, his home town in Katsina State, spoke at a breaking of Ramadan fast meeting at the palace of the Emir of Daura, Dr Farouk Umar Farouq, at the weekend.
He assured that he would do whatever was necessary to remain honest, fair and just in administering the country as he seeks to guide it to progress and prosperity.
Buhari, who spoke to his audience in Hausa language, was visiting his town for the first time since returning from his about two weeks’ medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
He was welcome by an enthusiastic crowd as he drove in a motorcade from his Daura personal residence through the town to the emir’s palace.
With him were Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari and his Zamfara State counterpart, Abdulaziz Yari; members of the Katsina State executive council and various traditional rulers in the state.
Buhari told them that he would avoid any form of prejudice and strive to remain trustworthy in dealing with all sections of the country.
Thanking the emir for the honour done to him, the president called for support and understanding of Nigerians in his administration’s effort to rebuild the country fairly, honestly and responsibly.
Governor Masari and the emir in their separate remarks assured the people of country that with Buhari’s honesty and high integrity, Nigeria was in safe hands and destined for greatness.
They agreed that the fight against corruption and the renewed focus on agriculture and solid minerals were worth initiatives necessary for the survival of the country.
They therefore pledged the support of the people and government of Katsina State to the administration efforts.