Jonathan hails Buhari’s call for unity as patriotic
President Goodluck Jonathan has described as patriotic, Retired General Muhammadu Buhari’s call for national unity against terrorism.
The president, in a statement last night by his spokesman, Reuben Abati, commended Buhari for his “very statesman-like views on terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria” as expressed in his article which was published by the media over the past two days.
According to Abati, Jonathan believes that the position taken by Buhari is that of a true patriot, respected former head of state, revered elder statesman and nationalist.
He said the president welcomed Buhari’s call on all Nigerians to remain steadfast and work in unity to overcome terrorists and other merchants of death who currently threaten national security.
The presidential spokesman said his boss fully shared Buhari’s view that a minority must never be allowed to bring the nation to its knees through terror.
“He (Jonathan) has noted General Buhari’s recommendation that the nation’s counter-terrorism strategies be further fine-tuned and welcomes his kind offer of support and co-operation in dealing with the challenge of terrorism,” Abati said.