AKUN – The District head of Wakama in Nasarawa State, Peter Angbazo, on Thursday urged his subjects to shun football viewing centres in the country during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Angbazo gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in his palace at Wakama, in the Akun Development Area of the state.
He said the advice had become necessary considering the security challenges facing some parts of the country and due to the importance of peace to the country’s development.
“The security challenges facing the state and some parts of the country have affected our lives and the socio-economic development of the country negatively.
“Our role is to ensure peace, unity, progress and the development of the country so that meaningful development could be achieved.
“Without peace, no meaningful development can be achieved in any society. Peace is priceless.
“So there is the need for people of diverse ethnic, political and religious groups to embrace peace,’’ Angbazo said.
The district head called on residents of the area to be vigilant at all times and to report suspicious movement of any persons or groups to the appropriate authority.
“This is important for us to complement government’s efforts in ensuring the protection of lives and properties in the country,’’ Angbazo said.
He also urged them to have mutual respect for one another and learn to forgive each other.
Furthermore, the royal father called for sustained unity and harmony in the area.
Angbazo commended the state and federal governments for their efforts in ensuring that permanent peace was restored to the country.(NAN)