Buhari welcomes Tijjaniyya leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday welcomed the Grand Kalifah of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement, Sheikh Mahi Ibrahim Nyass as Zamfara prepares for this year’s Maulud.

This is contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity.

Buhari joined the government and people of Zamfara State to commemorate the birthday of the sect’s founder.

According to the President, the tradition of hosting and honouring religious leaders is as old as Nigeria itself.


He called on the visitors to join the citizens in praying for peace and safety for all in the country and beyond.

Meanwhile, he assured citizens that the administration will, at all times, respect the citizens’ undeniable right to practice a religion of their choice.

However, he appealed to religious groups to act with restraint and mutual respect at all times.