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Tambuwal urges Nigerians to shun inflammatory remarks

Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal has advised Nigerians against making inflammatory remarks, noting that such comments were injurious to unity and collective progress.  Speaking on the…

Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal has advised Nigerians against making inflammatory remarks, noting that such comments were injurious to unity and collective progress. 

Speaking on the heels of  the ultimatum given to the Igbos to leave the North by some youths in Kaduna, Tambuwal stressed " all Nigerians must feel free to stay in any part of the country without fear of molestation."

"What we need now is to team up as a people to find lasting solutions to the myriad of challenges confronting us, " he added. 
The Governor stated this Friday night when he hosted members of the resident communities in Sokoto  to the annual iftar breaking of fast session, 

“I align myself fully with the position of the Northern Governors as enunciated by our chairman, Governor Kashim Shattima of Borno,"he said.

The Governor  asserted: “We have enjoyed a robust relationship with all members of the resident communities and you have no reason to fear. Sokoto is your home and it will continue to remain as such."

He assured: “So as far as your stay is in the North and in Sokoto, do not feel threatened by anyone."

Tambuwal who described Nigeria as a blessed country, added that: "[It is] Even more blessed than any other country in the world. If you are in doubt, tell me any country that has the number of tribes, languages and over 170 million of only black population in addition to every mineral deposits that one could think of."

He urged Nigerians to continue to develop their strengths in order  to provide the needed leadership for Africa and the black world.

Representative of the Igbo community in Sokoto, Mr. Steven Okoro declared: "We have never felt threatened in Sokoto."

He added: "We and our families have stayed here in peace for hundreds of years and our relationship with all groups of people here is based on mutual trust and respect for one another."

Okoro applauded the state government for making all Nigerians living in Sokoto  "feel at home”.

Leader of the Yoruba community in Sokoto, Alhaji Abdulfatah Coker also expressed appreciation to the Governor for efforts towards  promotion of peace and unity among Nigerians.

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