The Special Adviser to the Presidency on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has stated that the desire of President Muhammadu Buhari is to see that peace as well as unity reign in all parts of the country.
Adesina stated this when he received some Nollywood actors, members of the National Council for Women Society (NCWS), representatives of National Associations of Nigerian Students (NANS), as well as other stakeholders under the auspices of Ambassadors of Voice for Change at the State House, Abuja, on Friday, October 22.
The Presidency said: ”Mr. President is actuated by nothing else than peace and unity of the country.
”Many times he has said that those of them that fought for the unity of Nigeria will not sit down with their eyes open and see the country dismembered in their presence.
“What Mr. President wants is peace, unity, and whatever it takes for Nigeria to have peace. I remembered I did a piece recently where I said for Nigeria, it is ‘Peace Dole’ (Peace by Force).”
“The idea of this movement, Ambassadors of Voice for Change, is very good. I am sure it is God that inspired it.
“We know that there are lots of forces attempting to pull the country apart; but if the country will stay together (and it will stay together); we need initiatives like this, we need voices like this, we need ambassadors like this,” he said.
According to the presidency aide, it is in the collective interest of all well-meaning citizens that Nigeria survives.
”Our collective interest is that our unity in diversity is maintained; so that we remain together in peace and unity, and there is strength in unity,” he added.
He thanked the Voice for Change Ambassadors executives for the timely initiative; and assured them that because this is an initiative for peace and unity; his office would lend itself to project it.