Nassarawa Eggon (Nasarawa State) – Mr James Manza, the National President, Eggon Cultural and Development Association (ECDA), on Monday, advised Nigerians to be law abiding and respect constituted authority.
Manza, who gave the advice at the 2015 Eggon annual carnival in Nassarawa Eggon, also urged Nigerians to shun negative tendencies capable of threatening the existing peace in parts of the country.
He said no nation or society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion, adding that the security challenges in parts of the country had affected the nation’s socio-economic development.
“Without peace, no meaningful development can be achieved in any society. Peace is priceless and non-negotiable; there is the need for people of diverse ethnic, political and religious groups to embrace peace and unity,” he said.
Manza reminded those indulged in antisocial activities to change for the nation to achieve peace, harmony and progress.
The president also appealed to the Federal Government to address youth unemployment as part of effort to tackle insecurity and other social vices.
He commended organisers of the event for bringing together people of Eggon from within and outside the country to promote unity and peace.
Earlier, Mr Titus Haruna, the Chairman of the organising committee of the carnival, said the occasion had further enhanced unity between people of Eggon and their neighbours..
He appealed to the government to give agriculture top priority to encourage youths to go back to farm, ensure food security, fight poverty and check unemployment. (NAN)