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Tambuwal counsels youths against violence


Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has called on youths to resist any move by politicians to use them as political thugs to foment violence.Tambuwal, in a special Sallah broadcast, yesterday, said next year’s general elections campaign has commenced and many politicians are devising means to secure political gains.

“Use your intelligence on productive means capable of contributing to the country’s development and shun antics of using you (youths) on disturbing peaceful coexistence.“You, along with all categories of politicians, should strive toward ensuring the nation’s peace and progress and refrain from all forms of fomenting trouble, which deter the nation’s growth,” Tambuwal said.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the governor also challenged all Nigerians to work for unity and peaceful coexistence in achieving a successful general elections, adding: “We must focus on ensuring the progress of Nigeria and her budding democracy by ensuring that only those who have our collective interests are given the privilege of leadership.”

He reiterated his administration’s commitment to enhancing the socio-economic condition of the people in the state through viable projects on health, education, agriculture and infrastructural development.Tambuwal, who congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of the Ramadan, urged them to sustain the spiritual lessons imbibed during the period.He also called on wealthy individuals to always assist the needy in the community, while enjoining the people to continue to pray for leaders to be upright.

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