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Gov. Zulum restates faith in one indivisible Nigeria

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By David Adeoye

Governor Babangana Zulum of Borno said Nigeria will continue to be united despite its many challenges.

Zulum said this to Ibadan on Saturday during a courtesy visit to his Oyo state counterpart, Governor Sheyi Makinde.

The governor appealed for these fomenting unrest in parts of the country to immediately give up and allow peace to reign, adding that no one could predict what would happen in times of crisis.

He called on the political class to take deliberate action to preserve the land, protect the environment and ensure the peace and stability of the country.

Zulum warned different levels of government and politicians to be concerned about how they handle security issues.

The governor said he was in Ibadan to receive an award from the World Association of University of Ibadan Alumni.

Zulum said he had known Ibadan as a peaceful town from his postgraduate studies at the University of Ibadan.

“We used to freely walk the length and breadth of the city of Ibadan, Saki and Oyo and we should not allow feelings to destroy this very important culture of the great people of Ibadan.

“We will continue to stay together, to live in peace and harmony for the betterment of Nigeria,” he said.

Governor Zulum also sympathized with Makinde over the aftermarket fire in Ibadan and Shasha’s unfortunate chaos also in Ibadan between natives and non-natives.

In response, Governor Makinde said Nigeria could overcome its current challenges if politicians, regardless of party differences and ideology, forge a united front.

He noted that some other countries had gone through challenges in the past and emerged stronger, adding that he was optimistic that Nigeria’s case would be no different.

The governor praised Zulum for his determination to keep Borno together despite the many challenges he had gone through.

“We want to encourage you and let you know that we are praying for you. By the grace of God, you will be successful. As leaders, we need only come together to overcome the country’s problems.

“We also want to recognize the work you are doing in your state, especially on the issue of insecurity,” he said.

Makinde enjoyed the visit and congratulated Zulum for the prize awarded to him by the association.

“This courtesy visit is timely and demonstrates to the whole world that we are all together in the task of nation building,” said Makinde.

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that prominent figures in Governor Zulum’s entourage included Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara, Senator Kashim Shetima, Senator Ali Ndume and Senator Abubakar Kyari. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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