By Abdullahi M. Gulloma
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that the two million displaced Nigerians in refugee camps must be properly resettled if the country is to avert a relapse into another social crisis.
Speaking at a meeting with the world leader of Tijjaniya Islamic Movement, Sheikh Sharif Mohammed Kabir Ibn Mohammad, at the State House in Abuja, the President lamented the destruction of public institutions in the Northeast by Boko Haram terrorists.
“Government is faced with the problem of repairing schools, health centres and whole towns.
We must repair their schools and recruit teachers otherwise they will become tomorrow’s Boko Haram,” he said.
The President reiterated the importance of justice in the affairs of governance, saying that men and women in authority must show kindness and justice to all the people under them.
In commending the religious group for the prayers they had rendered for three days in Yola, Adamawa state for the recovery of the economy and peace in the country, the President said the problem oil production is currently experiencing in the country and in the global markets had forced the imperative of agriculture on Nigerians.
“We are learning the hard way. The mistake we made was to abandon agriculture. We came at a time of difficulty the country has never experienced since the civil war,” he said.
The President also requested religious leaders to persuade Nigerians to embrace hard work, endurance and patience, stressing that government would not relent in the effort to achieve self-reliance and security for the country.
In his remarks, Sheikh Sharif Mohammed Kabir Ibn Mohammad commended the President for his sense of justice and concern for the people of Nigeria and assured that the Tijjaniya Islamic Movement was in full support of the present administration and would continue to pray for its success.