Avoid divisive tendencies, Dogara, Lasun tell Nigerians
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has stressed the need for Nigerians to strengthen the bond of unity and cohesion as a people of common interest and destiny in the process of nation building.
In a goodwill message to mark Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary, issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker said Nigeria would only attain greatness in an atmosphere of peace, unity and stability. He also enjoined the citizens to shun every harbinger of hate, division and violence.
“May I use the occasion of this year’s Independence anniversary to urge us all to reflect on those things that unite and bring us together as a people, and shun individual and groups with divisive tendencies.
“At this time, more than any other, we must adopt the right strategies and utilize the advantages of our diversity to our benefit as well as blend our differences for positive outcomes in the process of building the Nigeria of our dream,” he said.
Similarly, Deputy Speaker Yussuf Sulaimon Lasun, appealed to Nigerians to continue to live together in harmony, love and peace.
Lasun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Wole Oladimeji, stressed the importance of the rule of law in building up the stable democratic Nigeria which would be beneficial to everybody in the country.
He appealed to Nigerians to eschew violence and learn how to tolerate one another so that peace could reign.
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