Akun (Nasarawa state) -The District Head of Wakama, Nasarawa state, Mr Peter Angbazo, has advised Nigerians to keep their environment kempt and healthy for the development of the country.
Angbazo gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wakama, Akun development area of the state.
He said that Nigerians should improve on their personal and environmental sanitation as one of the surest way of preventing malaria and other diseases.
“My role is to preach peace, unity and to advise Nigerians to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of ethnic, religion or political affiliation for the benefit of all.
“No nation or society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion.
“The security challenges facing the country affected the socio-economic development of the country negatively.
“Without peace, no meaningful development can be achieved in any society. Peace is priceless and with it, development can take place, so there is the need for people of diverse ethnic, political and religious groups to embrace peace.
“It is also the responsibility of everybody to ensure clean environment because `a healthy nation is a wealthy nation’.
“I call on Nigerians to always self-hygienemaintain and ensure environmental cleanliness always as a precaution against diseases because of its negative effect on the society,” he said.
He commended his people for living in peace and harmony with one another and advised them to desist from any act that would bring disunity among them and their neighbours.
The monarch urged the people to be law abiding, respect constituted authority and to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation. (NAN)