Tambuwal: Nigerians Must Work to Consolidate Unity


Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to redouble their efforts by bridging gaps in the country, saying what unites the people is more important than things that divide them.

Speaking in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital at the weekend when he joined two other northern governors to take part in activities to commemorate this year’s Christmas, Tambuwal said Nigeria’s diversity is a source of strength which should be cherished and nurtured for the benefit of the people.

The other governors on the entourage were Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State and Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.

The three joined Governor Udom Emmanuel to felicitate with him on the birth of Christ and as well commiserate with him over the recent tragedy which claimed scores of lives after a church building collapsed in Uyo early this month.

Speaking when he met with Emmanuel, Yari, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), described the tragedy as unfortunate.

He said the decision to set up an investigative panel to unravel the causes of the collapse is a right move in the right direction.

“Your Excellency’s miraculous escape from death in the sad incident, was surely one of God’s wonders.
“We at the governors’ forum received with shock, the sad news of the church’s collapse and we want to send message of solidarity to the people and government of Akwa Ibom over this unfortunate incidence. Our prayers are with those who lost loved ones, and those who sustained injuries,” Yari added.

Responding, Emmanuel thanked the visiting governors especially for choosing a holy day like the Christmas day to visit Akwa Ibom.

He described Nigerian governors as a big and important family, saying the unity exhibited by the visit would further cement the cordial relationship between Nigerias.