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New Year: Bagudu harps on peace, unity

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By IBRAHIM BELLO

Governor Atiku Bagudu

BIRNIN KEBBI- Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, has harped on the need for sustainable peace and unity in the state and Nigeria in general, for an enduring national development.

Bagudu, who is also the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, made the call in his New Year message to people in the state on Monday in Birnin Kebbi.

He said that peace and unity were the most plausible tools of even national development, without which the country would continue to lag behind.

According to him, Kebbi is among the most peaceful states in Nigeria owing to the disposition of people of the state that peaceful coexistence is sacrosanct if development is to be achieved.

He also admonished the citizens of the nation to imbibe the spirits of patriotism and the love for one another.

Bagudu also noted that the new year, 2023 was an important one as the general elections were around the corner.

The governor stressed the need for peaceful electioneering activities by the political parties devoid of any violence.

According to him, there is also the need for all and sundry to ensure the conduct of free, fair and acceptable 2023 general polls.

He recalled that the year 2022 was an usually tough one globally, saying that it came with a myriad of challenges.

“However, the Almighty God will make the new year much easier and less traumatic for all of us.

“We are also confident that the forthcoming polls will be conducted peacefully and the prevailing security challenges will soon be surmounted,”the governor said. (NAN).

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