Buhari Responds To People Issuing Quit Notice
President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to persons issuing quit notice to Nigerians from other regions living among them.
"Nigerians have the constitutional right to live, work and raise their families anywhere in the country without restrictions," President Buhari said.
He made the statement on Saturday in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State, where he travelled to for Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Governor of Katsina State, Bello Aminu Masari, and other indigenes of Daura visited the President as part of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
Some northern youths had issued an ultimatum to Igbos in the north to leave the region before October 1. They have, however, withdrawn the ultimatum.
Youths in southern Nigeria have also withdrawn their quite ultimatum to Yoruba and Hausa citizens in the region.
But President Buhari sees the need to reiterate the rights of Nigerians, guaranteed by the constitution.
He told the gathering that the Federal Government would guarantee the security of everyone in the country and ensure protection of all Nigerians from harassment by reasons of origin, tribes or ethnic backgrounds.
Addressing reporters after the visit, Governor Masari said President Buhari had brought so much honour and pride to his home state by living a life of integrity, fairness and kindness.
He noted that the President’s leadership style had attracted positive global attention to the state, and the country, praying that God would continue to uphold him in good health.
The governor was accompanied on the visit by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk and members of his cabinet.