President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in
Mecca that the Federal Government will welcome
support from the Organisation of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) for its ongoing efforts to rehabilitate parts of the country affected by the
Boko Haram insurgency.
Speaking at a meeting with the Secretary General of
the OIC, Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, President Buhari
urged the organisation to send a fact-finding
mission to the ravaged states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to see the damage done by
The President told Mr. Madani that the fact-finding
visit will help the OIC to determine the scope of
assistance it can offer to Nigeria for the
rehabilitation and resettlement of internally displaced persons.
President Buhari also challenged the OIC to act
urgently in support of the restoration of peace, law
and order to Libya which, he said, had been
breeding the terrorists causing mayhem in West
and Central African countries following the fall of the Ghaddafi regime.
President Buhari agreed with Mr. Madani that Islam
has been wilfully misrepresented by terrorists.
The President said that it is only by educating
people properly about Islam that terrorists will be
deprived of legitimacy and a basis for the recruitment of followers.
He therefore urged the OIC to assist the Federal
Government in bringing true knowledge and
enlightenment to all Nigerians.


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