ABUJA – The Minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Sulaiman, has urged Nigerians to remain law-abiding and refuse to be used by any power-seeking group or individuals to cause crisis.
This is contained in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Mr Abdulrahman Abdulrauf.
The minister, who said that the nation was going through tough times, pointed out that Nigerians required tolerance, patience, perseverance and patriotism to overcome the challenges.
“I urge Nigerians to remain peaceful and refuse to be incited by any power-seeking group or individuals.
“We can’t afford another war at this critical moment of our life because that won’t do us any good.
“If anything, the president should be commended for still ensuring the nation remains one amidst our myriad of challenges.’’
Sulaiman said that the economic, political and social challenges facing the country were not peculiar to Nigeria, stressing that they were global problems.
“Yes, there are challenges bordering mainly on economic, political and even social issues.
“They are challenges that are everywhere across the globe and we will have our own fair share of these in 2015, both as a nation and as a people.
“But one thing I can assure you is that all these challenges will bring out the best in us and restore our hope as a people.
“And like I have always insisted, our current security challenge is beyond President Jonathan.
“As individuals in government and outside government, we have a role to play in all of this,’’ the minister said. (NAN)