The Emir of Nasarawa in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Hassan Ahmed, on Wednesday called for a permanent peaceful co-existence among Nigerians for speedy development of the country.
Ahmed, who made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nasarawa, said that the call became imperative because of the security challenges facing the country.
“Peace is panacea, necessary requirement for the development of any society; no society or nation can experience meaningful development in an atmosphere of rancour, violence and confusion.
“There is the need for strong collaboration between all ethnic, political and religious and other groups to ensure permanent peaceful co-existence for speedy development to be achieved in the country.
“I am calling on the people in the state and other Nigerians to embrace peace and eschew violence for the development of the state and the country at large,”Ahmed said.
He also appealed to parents to give premium to the education of their children, saying that education was the bed rock of every society.
“Education is the best legacy parents and government can leave for our children and other citizens, no society can experience meaningful development without sound education. “Therefore, I am calling on my subjects and other Nigerians to acquire western education for the progress and the development of our country.”
The traditional ruler also appealed to the title holders in his domain and others to be good ambassadors of the emirate council.
He said they could do this by initiating projects that would bring meaningful development to the area and the country at large.