President Muhammadu Buhari says he has done his best for Nigeria.
According to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, Buhari spoke in Washington, USA while meeting with Al-Mahfoudh Bin Bayyah, secretary-general of the Abu Dhabi Forum, and Bob Roberts, his deputy.
“We are big in size and population, facing many challenges, but in many areas, we are trying. In seven-and-a-half years, I have done my best,” Buhari was quoted as saying.
Buhari said solving the problems affecting youths is the priority of the government as they are the country’s promise for a better future.
The president also noted the need to raise generations of youths devoid of religious extremism and bigotry.
He urged the group to continue to target the young people “who are the promise of the future”.
“Your work is very important in helping, especially the youth, to understand one another and at the same time, to be proud of their heritage,” he said.
“This great initiative by you will help future generations to plan well and live together in peace.
“On our part, we’ll continue to solve our problems, especially as they relate to the youths.”
On his part, Bin Bayyah said the visit was to invite Buhari to attend an award conferment on him in recognition of his achievements in promoting peace and security.
He said the conferment is in line with the foundation’s work in fighting religious extremism, promoting peaceful coexistence and dialogue amongst all religions.