Bauchi gov urges com­mit­ment, pa­tri­o­tism

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Balarabe Alka­s­sim, Bauchi

Bauchi State Gover­nor Mo­hammed Abubakar has called for con­certed ef­forts from Nige­ri­ans for the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try, say­ing the coun­try had cause to celebrate.

The gover­nor made the call in his mes­sage to mark Nige­ria’s 55th in­de­pen­dence an­niver­sary yesterday.

He urged Nige­ri­ans ir­re­spec­tive of their ethno-re­li­gious or po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences, to use the pe­riod for sober re­flec­tions and make com­mit­ments to the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try.

“55 years in the life of a na­tion is cer­tainly far from a life­time but for us in Nige­ria, it is a pe­riod of sig­nif­i­cance in our po­lit­i­cal evo­lu­tion. This na­tional po­lit­i­cal evo­lu­tion has the emer­gence of Bauchi State as one of its com­po­nents. We in the state there­fore have ev­ery cause to celebrate along with oth­ers all over Nige­ria”, he said.

He charged Nige­ri­ans to be pa­tri­otic and com­mit­ted to the Nige­ria pro­ject, say­ing the coun­try can only ful­fil its po­ten­tials through sac­ri­fice, self­less­ness and ded­i­ca­tion to ser­vice.

“To­day, more than ever be­fore, we are re­quired by our cir­cum­stances to ex­hibit these qual­i­ties as we seek to re­store Bauchi State to its po­si­tion of em­i­nence not only in the North-east re­gion but in the na­tion”, he said.

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