Maitama Sule wants Nigerians to put nation above personal interest




KANO – Alhaji Maitama Sule, a former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, on Monday called on Nigerians to put the nation’s interest above their personal interests.

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Sule made the call when the Arewa Youth Development Foundation paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Kano.

“That was what our founding fathers like Zik, Obafemi Awolowo,  Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Sardauna, Aminu Kano and Tarka did.

“These leaders belonged to different political parties, tribes and religion, but they lived and worked together because the unity of the country was their main interest.

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“About two weeks ago, I wrote to the Chairman of Northern Governors Forum and his colleagues. I also wrote to Mr President about the situation in the country.

“I did point it out that if we do not put a stop to personal interests, we will have disastrous consequences in this country. I have written the letter and I will follow it up.

“We have never had it so bad but what I believe is that  we have to get together and tell one another the truth, let us agree to accommodate our differences, be patient and put Nigeria above our own interest,’’ he said.

Sule, who is the Danmasani of Kano, however, urged youths to desist from acts capable of causing chaos in the country as they had no other country like Nigeria.

Earlier, the leader of the group, Mr Ashiru Sharif, said they were in his residence to express their concern over what was happening in the country. (NAN)

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