In­de­pen­dence: NOA urges sup­port for Buhari

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

Kogi State Di­rec­tor of Na­tional Ori­en­ta­tion Agency (NOA), Chief Ibikunle Me­dubi, yesterday called on Nige­ri­ans to sup­port the gov­ern­ment of Pres­i­dent Muhammed Buhari and other lead­ers in their quests to pos­i­tively turn around the for­tune of the coun­try for the good of the cit­i­zenry.

Ibikunle, who ad­dressed stake­hold­ers in Lokoja, dur­ing an in­ter­ac­tive fo­rum on pro­mot­ing na­tional unity and se­cu­rity, said no na­tion can achieve its de­sired de­vel­op­ment with­out the cit­i­zens sup­port to lead­ers.

Ibikunle, who pointed out that pro­mot­ing na­tional unity and se­cu­rity is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of in­di­vid­u­als and gov­ern­ments, noted that as pa­tri­otic cit­i­zens, it is in­cum­bent on all Nige­ri­ans to fo­cus on things that will unite the coun­try and shun all di­vi­sive ten­den­cies.

“Let me state that in pro­mot­ing na­tional unity and se­cu­rity, in­di­vid­ual Nige­ri­ans must demon­strate tol­er­ance for other peo­ple, shun bi­ases and stereo­types, avoid dis­crim­i­na­tion based on lan­guage, re­li­gion and eth­nic­ity that can­not move us for­ward as a na­tion. Nige­ri­ans should not lose hope in the coun­try, but be hope­ful, pos­i­tive and pa­tri­otic, con­sid­er­ing its enor­mous po­ten­tials”, he said.

While con­grat­u­lat­ing peo­ple of the state on the 55th an­niver­sary of the na­tion’s in­de­pen­dence, the NOA boss stated that the agency strongly be­lieves that the cel­e­bra­tion is worth it de­spite the var­i­ous so­cio-eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity chal­lenges fac­ing the na­tion.

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