Tambuwal Says Patriotism Will Promote Unity And Understanding

TambuwalUnity of purpose, patriotism and selflessness are the crucial ingredients required for building a dynamic democratic culture that will ensure the integration of all ethnic and religious groups on the basis of fairness and justice.

Governor Amino Tambuwal of Sokoto State ‎gave this opinion on Monday while delivering a lecture on “Religious Tolerance and the Challenges of Democratic Governance in Nigeria” in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.

The Sokoto State Governor stressed that to ensure that religion played it’s vital role as a source of harmony, it was imperative to expose and penalise all divisive agents of violence and lawlessness within the purview of existing laws.

While pointing out that many politicians had in time past used religious and ethnic rhetoric as a cover up to claim political representation and opportunities, Governor Tambuwal warned the citizenry to be wary of deceptive politicians and elect only politicians who are selfless and people oriented.

He advocated that leaders, security agencies and traditional rulers at all tiers of government should constantly hold discussions amongst religious groups and organisations with a view to promoting unity and understanding.

Amosun Preaches Harmony At Easter

amosunThe Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, joined millions of Christians around the world to observe the Easter season, stressing the need for harmony among Nigerians.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Olufunmilayo Wakama, Governor Amosun stressed the need for harmony in the quest for a new Nigeria, irrespective of ethnic, political and religious affiliations.

He said that “the period is symbolic for us as a nation, having recently elected a new President”.

“As we commemorate the resurrection of Christ, I see a new Nigeria under the leadership of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and I urge all well meaning Nigerians to join hands with him to bring about accelerated socio-economic progress,” he said.

The governor urged all Christians and Nigerians to ponder over the supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and take a cue from His selflessness, by eschewing all forms of political, social and religious vices.

Governor Amosun prayed for God’s guidance and blessings for the leadership of Buhari and continuity in Ogun State, as Nigerians go to the polls to choose their representatives in the forthcoming Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections.

Amosun also wished everyone a blessed celebration.