President Buhari recently played host to the Imam of the Mosque of the Holy Prophet in Medina, Sheikh Abdul-Muhsin Muhammad Al-Qassimi, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
While speaking to the Imam, the President admitted that it is not easy to lead 180 million people comprising of different ethnic groups.
This was revealed to newsmen by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Garba Shehu.
Buhari said “God knows best. A population of 180 million people comprising more than 300 ethnic groups, many of them with cultural ties stronger than religion, can only co-exist peacefully in an atmosphere of social justice.”
According to Shehu, the President said his experiences in jail and the Nigerian civil war taught him a lesson in social justice.
“I pray that God gives us the courage to be fair to people he put in our charge so that we can enjoy his mercy,” he said.
Buhari also called on Muslims to practice social justice and pray for his administration to lead the way.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has reacted to the Senate’s decision to summon Buhari, saying the President can’t be summoned by the National Assembly through newspaper pages.