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Security: Matawalle reiterates governors’ support for Buhari



Security: Matawalle reiterates governors’ support for Buhari

By Habibu Harisu

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara renewed the governors’ commitment to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to end the security problems in the country.

Matawalle renewed his commitment in a statement he personally signed in Sokoto on Friday.

He called on elites and other politicians, especially of northern Nigerian descent, to unite and face the challenges that are hampering the region’s growth and progress.

He stressed that northerners should help the government find lasting solutions to poverty, banditry, kidnappings and laziness among citizens.

Matawalle therefore urged citizens to face challenges together wholeheartedly, regardless of ethnic and political differences, and to refine ways to end the threat.

According to him, during a meeting with the president, the governors of the northern states took turns to recount their experiences, individual efforts to find lasting solutions as well as the expectations of the federal government.

“The president assured that he would end the threat and return the region and the country as a whole to their lost glories.

“It is time for us to end the destruction and murder, to nurture the habits of forgiving our wrongs, to refrain from divisive tendencies and to become united.

“We will remain focused on the nation’s development and avoid political differences regardless of which party we belong to,” he said.

Matawalle added that the nation’s position and status after 2023 should be a top priority for all in recognition of current events.

He called on the leaders to continue to rub their minds towards appropriate solutions and a development path of the nation’s progress.

He urged citizens to understand the trends and cultivate ways to help each other and stay united for the region’s progress beyond 2023.

“Leaders must deliberate on solutions, refrain from selfish interests and greed to end unwanted killings and destruction of property.

“The insurgency especially in the northeast and other banditry activities have hampered economic activities, education, agriculture and other social activities in northern Nigeria,” Matawalle noted. (NAN) ()

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