In­de­pen­dence: Law­mak­ers, tra­di­tional rulers drum sup­port for Buhari’s govt

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ibrahim Kabiru Sule & Fran­cis Arinze Iloani

Nige­ri­ans should con­tinue to ren­der sup­port to the ad­min­is­tra­tive changes brought by the Muham­madu Buhari gov­ern­ment as he strives to take the coun­try to its right po­si­tion, a sen­a­tor rep­re­sent­ing Niger South sen­a­to­rial dis­trict, Niger State, Mustapha Sani Mo­hammed has said.

Mustapha made the re­marks in a state­ment to make Nige­ria’s 55th in­de­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tion.

He said even though Nige­ria has made some progress in the past 55 years, there was still a lot of work to be done.

Also, mem­bers of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives have been ad­vised to use Nige­ria’s 55th In­de­pen­dence an­niver­sary break and visit motherless chil­dren at var­i­ous In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs) camps in Abuja.

The chal­lenge was thrown by a mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Dukku/Nafada Fed­eral Con­stituency in Gombe State, A’isha Jib­ril Dukku.

She said as the coun­try cel­e­brates the an­niver­sary, the pe­riod should serve as an op­por­tu­nity to re­mem­ber chil­dren that lost their par­ents as a re­sult of the in­sur­gency in north­east.

Be­sides, the As­so­ci­a­tion of Royal Tra­di­tional Rulers of Nige­ria has lauded Pres­i­dent Buhari for im­proved power sup­ply and con­stant sup­ply of fuel at gov­ern­ment ap­proved price of N87 since he as­sumed of­fice.

A state­ment to com­mem­o­rate Nige­ria at 55 from the as­so­ci­a­tion signed by the Na­tional Pres­i­dent, T. A. Obiefule, and the Na­tional Sec­re­tary, Abubakar Lawal, stated that in ad­di­tion to po­lio erad­i­ca­tion, the coun­try has achieved a lot within the last 55 years.

They how­ever said that they con­trib­uted to the re­cent erad­i­ca­tion of po­lio from the coun­try as re­cently de­clared by the United Na­tions and the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

They also urged coun­tries where looted funds from Nige­ria are stashed to re­turn them as re­cently ad­vo­cated for by the Pres­i­dent.

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