A file picture of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari says he’s doing his finest to guard the elemental human rights of residents within the nation.
The President who obtained Letters of Credence from the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Mary Leonard, famous that there are not any laborious emotions in steering the affairs of the nation.
“I know that those with access have created an impression of being marginalised,” he was quoted as saying in a press release on Tuesday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.
President Buhari added, “I sit here with a clear conscience. I took an oath and I am honouring the office.”
He urged the US authorities to make sure that its sources of data on Nigeria minimize throughout all sectors, saying some folks may present deceptive and manipulative narratives for self-serving functions, ignoring the bigger image of a united nation.
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The President decried that the current itemizing of Nigeria for human rights considerations created an impression that some folks had been being unfairly handled or marginalised within the nation.
He recalled his go to to Washington DC the place he met with US President Donald Trump who expressed concern with reviews of assaults on segments of the society.
President Buhari disclosed that he took a while to clarify the state of affairs within the nation to the American chief.
“It is not an easy task to work for the unity of the country, and I am doing my best.
“During your stay in the country I am asking you to ensure that your sources of strategic information cut across,” he instructed the US diplomat.
The President additionally requested her to make use of the chance of her posting to Nigeria, together with her expertise, data and vitality to get the details on the nation.
In her remarks, Leonard stated Nigeria was listed on a watch record to deepen dialog on the humanitarian state of affairs within the nation, accepting that some folks might “flare the flames and crystalize issues’’ that could affect peaceful coexistence.
“There are people who make things less attractive than they seem,” she stated, noting that the report would deepen dialog of the state of affairs within the nation, particularly with non secular leaders and mediators.
“I want to assure that the United States recognises and celebrates the integration in Nigeria,” the US envoy stated, including that her nation would all the time facet with clear processes.
She famous that Nigeria and America have quite a bit in frequent by way of “being big among neighbours, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial”.
Leonard additionally assured President Buhari of assist from the United States, particularly on the humanitarian challenges and counseled the willingness to all the time share helpful data and intelligence together with her nation.
“I feel it’s a privilege and great honour to be here; coming to see the giant of Africa.
“I have worked for 30 decades before coming to Nigeria. We will do a lot together for peace, security and delivering humanitarian assistance,” she added.