Tambuwal urges Nigerians to support the Nigerian project




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tambuwal – The Speaker of the House of , Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on Thursday called on Nigerians to support the Nigerian project.
Tambuwal, who made the call in at the edition of the Sam Nda-Isiaah annual lecture series, said: “we must, collectively as Nigerians, the `Nigerian project’ work’’.
The lecture, organised by Integrity Icons, a non-governmental organisation, had the theme, “Social Justice and Credible Leadership to sustain a ’’.
According to Tambuwal, the President, the executives, and other are determined to Nigeria work.
Tambuwal emphasised the need for social justice to thrive in Nigeria, describing it as the key to the attainment of the ’s aspirations.
He said “part of the reasons the is currently drifting is the inability of successive governments to set up Nigeria as a just society.
“We live in a country where the poor gets poorer as the rich gets richer.
“Over 70 per cent of our people still live below level, below the standards that existed in 1960 when we got independence,’’ he lamented.
Tambuwal maintained that what sustained a nation “not the few who have, but the many who lack; not the comfort of the elite, but the frame of mind of the rest of the people.
He noted that Nigeria had become a nation whose moral deficit bankrupting the economy, robbing the children of their future and threatening the very foundation of the nation’s .
Tambuwal added that over the years, successive governments had failed to execute and policies that would deliberately bridge the gap between the haves and the have nots.
Gov. Aliyu Wamakko, represented by the state’s for Information, Mr Danladi Bako, said Nigeria required the leadership that would her a great nation.
“The youths should also be adequately educated to empower them fully for their future leadership roles,’’ Wamakko stressed.
Dr Tukur Baba of the Sociology Department, Usmanu Danfodiyo Univeristy, , in his lecture, stressed the need for social justice in Nigeria.
Baba’s lecture entitled “Social Justice and Credible Leadership to Sustain Nigeria’’.
Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, the publisher of Leadership Newspapers and guest of honour, emphasised the fact that Nigeria belonged to all Nigerians.
“We are all equal in the nation and everybody can become anything; we must all work together to make Nigeria work,’’ he said. (NAN)