President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday stated that Nigerians to work hard to sustain the unity of the country.
Buhari also described authorship of historical books as an act of rendering service to humanity.
He said this in Katsina, during the public presentation and launching of biographies of Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar and his predecessors.
The President, who was represented by the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, said that writing of historical books had the capacity to promote mutual understanding and unity.
“The authorship of books on history is an act of rendering service to humanity. The more we write books, the more we understand ourselves and the more we unite.
“What is important is that those who disagree in the history should also write their books,” he said.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III, charged all Nigerians to embark on projects that would help strengthen the unity of the country.
He described the attendance of different personalities at the event, irrespective of their religions and tribes as a sign of national unity.
The Sultan, however, said, “I urge the books’ authors to adjust a few fallacies in the books as few chapter distorted history.’’
The chief launcher of the books, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, also harped on unity of Nigeria.
Tinubu charged Nigerian leaders to preach peace and unity irrespective of their religions, tribes and geopolitical zones.
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who chaired the event, said that he attended the event because of the relationship between the people of his constituency and the Gwandu Emirate.
He stressed that he would continue to support any cause that would promote peace and unity of Nigeria.
Saraki commended late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, for initiating the writing of books to foster understanding and knowledge in the country.