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Monarch tasks Nigerians on peaceful coexistence


AKUN (NASARAWA) – The District Head of Wakama, Nasarawa State, Mr Peter Angbazo, has urged Nigerians to unite, embrace peace and love one another irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation.
Angbazo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in his palace in Wakama, Akun Development Area, on Saturday, that development could only take place in an atmosphere devoid of rancour and chaos.
He said that the call become imperative due to the security challenges facing the state and some parts of the country.

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“As a traditional ruler, my role is to preach peace, unity, love and to advise my subjects and other Nigerians to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation for the benefit of all.
“The security challenges facing our state and some parts of the country have affected our lives and socio-economic development of the country negatively.
“No nation or society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion.
“My prayer is that 2015 should be a year of total peace, unity and love.
“This is because these are ingredients and necessary tools for the development of any nation, no nation has developed without unity, love and peace,’’ he said.

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According to him, Nigerians should bury their differences and focus on unity, love and peace in order to overcome the security challenges facing the nation and to achieve national development.
Angbazo also called on religious and traditional leaders to continue to preach the message of peace to their followers, especially the youth.

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He urged youths not to engage in acts capable of tarnishing their image, that of the state and the country at large.
The royal father further appealed to youths to embrace different skills acquisition programmes to be self-reliant and contribute their quota to the development of the state and the country.
The district head commended the people of his district for maintaining peace, and urged them to support government at all level in order to enjoy more dividend of democracy.

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Angbazo also commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the state government for their efforts in ensuring peace and stability in the country, and called for its sustenance.
He called on parents to give adequate priority to the education of their children, adding that education was the best legacy parents could bequeath to their children. (NAN)

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