Borno indigene walking to Maiduguri arrives Ilorin
An indigene of Borno, who is on an historic walk from Lagos to Maiduguri, has arrived Ilorin, the Kwara capital.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Umar had embarked on the trip to celebrate the victory of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general elections.
Umar, who spoke to newsmen in Ilorin, reminded youths of the need to shun violence while channelling their energy toward promoting the country’s democratic process.
He described the political culture in the country as maturing , adding that the youths were critical to the socio-economic emancipation of the country.
Umar, who began his journey from Lagos on Friday, expressed the hope to reach his destination before May 29.
He said his venture was aimed at encouraging other Nigerians to work toward ensuring the sustenance of the country’s democracy for the much anticipated change in the polity to be realised.
Umar, who described the experience as refreshing so far, however, urged government to pay more attention to grassroots development.(NAN)