Avoid di­vi­sive ten­den­cies, Dog­ara, La­sun tell Nige­ri­ans

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

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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A part of Otukpo Road in Ankpa, Kogi State, after it was dam­aged by flood Umoru Faruk Sal­ifu

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