President Buhari in his message commented on vital issues in the country such as security as he urged Muslims on the need for peace, among other things.
- Violent extremism is Islam’s greatest challenge Buhari said that violent extremism is the greatest challenge facing Islam presently. He advised that the best way to deal with that is to stay away and dissociate from actions and ideas that support extremism.
- Islam is a religion of peace The president called on all Muslims to do away with violence as the religion they practice is that of peace. He said that actions that give Islam a bad name should be shunned.
- Terrorism and other criminal activities will be dealt with The president assured Nigerians that terrorism and other forms crime will be dealt with by his administration until there is a final solution to the unrest.
- Protection of Nigerians is a must He also submitted that the protection of Nigerians is a must as the country’s armed forces are more equipped, trained and motivated to protect the nation’s citizens.