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Aregbesola, Akeredolu, Amosun want Nigerians to eschew violence


Rauf Aregbesola, Governor State of Osun.

A united nation, better for all, says Ambode
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has charged Nigerians to eschew violence and avoid anything capable of threatening the peace and unity of the country.

In a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Sola Fasure, the governor urged Nigerians not to be despair despite the challenges facing the country and majority of the citizenry.

He said though the country had witnessed several challenges since independence, it has nevertheless made significant progress in its almost six decades of independence.


Also, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has stressed the need for all citizens to cast aside “divisive tendencies and acrimonious predilections and aim at building a nation with shared destiny.”

Akeredolu said this yesterday during a special thanksgiving service organised by the state Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) to mark Nigeria’s 57th anniversary at Saint David’s Anglican Church, Akure.

He enjoined Nigerians to shun pervasive sentiment to enable the country achieve its desirous meaningful development.

Meanwhile, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday charged Nigerians to remain more dedicated and committed to the wholesome development of the country.

He spoke at a ceremony organised to mark the Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Amosun, who regretted that the unity of Nigeria was being threatened by “hate-speeches” implored all Nigerians to be involved in the task of nation-building.

However, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that there is more to gain in being together as a nation than dissolving as different independent entities.

Ambode, in his speech yesterday at a parade and a special thanksgiving service to commemorate Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary held at Police College Ground, Lagos and Lagos House Chapel in Alausa, Ikeja, said it was important for Nigerians to realise the fact that the country’s diversity is a strength in itself which makes the country a truly special place.

He said a moment of reflection and retrospection would reveal the need for Nigerians to be thankful to God for His grace, blessings and mercy over the country.

The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, at the parade, insisted that it is not time for a disunited Nigeria, but time for every citizen to kick against things that undermine the country’s development and progress.

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