Nigeria at 61: Equity, justice, antidote to secession agitations ― Gen Abdulsalami

Former Military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, (rtd), has said that equity and justice will end the on-going agitation for secession from various sections of the country.

Abubakar gave his advice while addressing newsmen ahead of Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary, in Minna, the Niger State capital, yesterday.

He urged Nigerians to be patriotic and disciplined in confronting the current challenges facing the country, adding that for the country to attain greatness, all citizens must work together and contribute their own quota in ensuring good democratic governance.

He said that Nigerians must be carried along through the implementation of people-oriented policies and programmes in all parts of the country.

He also called on governments at all levels to discharge their responsibilities by providing infrastructure, adequate power supply and assisting farmers with farm inputs in order to make life easier for the people.

He urged Nigerians to be alive to their responsibilities by supporting government policies and programmes, especially in the area of security by exposing criminal elements in their midst.

According to Abdulsalami, it was only by so doing that the present administration would be able to tackle and deal with the present economic situation and security challenges.

The former Head of State also called on Nigerians to learn to live in peace with one another irrespective of tribe, religious, ethnic and political differences for the overall development of the country.

He said that Nigeria had evolved through a long history that began as a region, expanding to additional regions up to the current 36 States and the FCT.

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