President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that every part of the country will be adequately represented in the formation of his cabinet during his second tenure.
Buhari made this pledge on Friday, March 29 during a visit of the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to the presidential villa, Abuja.
The president of CAN, Samson Ayokunle, who was the leader of the delegation implored the president to view himself as a father to all Nigerians.
“Having been re-elected President, you have become the President of all. In view of this, we urge you to see yourself as the father to all by embracing all,” he said.
“We solicit for inclusiveness and fairness as you constitute your cabinet and appoint worthy Nigerians to the headship and membership of critical agencies, boards, and parastatals.
“This is the true and objective way in which you can give all in the country, a sense of belonging.”
Responding, Buhari said: “We will continue to strive for peaceful co-existence among all Nigerians irrespective of their religious beliefs.
“In the area of allocation of political offices, our focus will be on merit and national spread such that every part of Nigeria will have a sense of belonging.”
He commended the association for the roles they have been playing since he assumed office and promised to continue supporting several programmes anchored by the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).