The Niger State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s nationwide broadcast denouncing inflammatory statements capable of causing chaos in the country.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna yesterday, the state CAN Chairman, Mathias Echioda, also commended the presidentâ€™s resoluteness that the countryâ€™s unity was not negotiable.
Buhari, who returned from LondonÂ last Saturday after a medical trip, said the government would no longer tolerate hate speeches and inflammatory statements.
â€œBuhariâ€™s address to Nigerians this morning is a move in the right direction.
â€œBuhariâ€™s statement is a clear call to all sectional patriots and hate champions of our dear country to put away their swords. We are better together as a Nation.
â€œWe donâ€™t only welcome Buhari home we congratulate him for such a bold step this morning,â€ he said.
Echioda said that the state chapter of CAN was in support of Mr. Buhariâ€™s leadership and fight against corruption and other forms of social menace.
â€œAs CAN in Niger State we are genuinely behind him in his fight against the social menace.
â€œThis makes us as Nigerians to believe in the leadership style of Mr. President because the statement clearly shows that he is anti-corruption, insecurity and sectionalism,â€ he said.
The CAN chairman urged all Nigerians to continue to support the federal governmentâ€™s efforts in sanitising the country.