Nigeria @56: It's time to turn away from regional, ethnic sentiment- Kwara Speaker
Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has said
that it is incumbent on every Nigerian to put aside their ethnic
differences, religious or political affiliation in order to make the
Ahmad added that it is glaring that 56 years of
Nigeria's independent from colonial masters has not in any way been
matched by the founding fathers' projection.
The Speaker, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media,
Shuaib Abdulkadir to commemorate the nation's 56th independent
anniversary, however noted that with leadership commitment and
determination Nigeria would get to the promise land.
He said that
there is no doubt that the? country has passed through several
challenges which had shook it to its foundation, adding that God in His
wisdom has made Nigeria to remain as an entity.
that to get out of several problems facing the country, every citizen
must resolve to move away from regional sentiment ?and "other things
that divides us and see our togetherness as a gift from the creator".
He however tasked the Federal Government to ensure that development is
spread to the nooks and crannies of the country, noting that such step
would ?in no time address continuous calls by some segment of the
country to secede.
According to the Speaker, "there is no
denying fact that the nation is still lagging behind in terms of real
development. However, peace and unity of the country is sacrosanct and
can not be traded with anything"
"We must do? whatever it takes
to protect the nation's sovereignty while continuously appeal to the
consciousness of some citizens who might be aggrieved for one reason or
On the current state of the nation's economy, the
Speaker who described the situation as unfortunate appealed for
Nigerians calmness to move out of the difficulty.
stressed that the present administration has been working round the
clock to proffer solutions to the economic challenges, describing it as
"temporary problem that would not last long"