Insecurity turning national integration into pipedream, says Sani
The Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the 2023 general elections, Uba Sani, has said that security challenges ravaging the country have turned national integration into a pipedream.
He lamented that many Nigerians are now confined to their localities for fear of the unknown.
He noted that when movements from one place to another are threatened, interactions that pave way for mutual understanding would be hindered.
The lawmaker, therefore, called for quick degrading of “criminal elements in our midst, so that our people can have a new lease of life.”
The lawmaker advised that Nigeria must make deliberate efforts to run inclusive governments that would give Nigerians, as well as parts of the country a sense of belonging to “build a country where justice, equity and fairness are guaranteed.”
While stating that there is a need to prioritise the interest and concerns of Nigerian youths, as their future shouldn’t be toyed with, he urged the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their disagreements and allow the immediate return of students back to class.
In a statement to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary, he described the country’s journey to nationhood in the last 62 years as one a mixed bag of remarkable achievements and missed opportunities, notwithstanding that the promise of independence has largely been unmet.”
Sani, who also chairs the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, noted that one of Nigeria’s biggest achievements is that “we are still together despite threats of disintegration.”
He added: “Nigerians have displayed resilience and willingness to remain within the Nigerian nation.
“But we must frontally address issues that are pulling our people apart.”
“I call on my fellow compatriots to renew their faith in Nigeria. Our challenges are not insurmountable. We can get around them by supporting governments at all levels with useful advice and fully contributing our quota. Outsiders cannot do it for us. We must pull our energies, time and resources together to reinvent and re-energise our country. It is a collective task that must be done.”