Governor Aminu Masari has called on Nigerians not to allow divisive sentiments to put the country asunder, urging them to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor made the call in a statement on Thursday in Katsina by his spokesman, Abdu Labaran.
“The president needed our sustained commitment and prayers to enable him successfully continue in the path he has started to steer the nation through the numerous challenges confronting and even threatening its corporate existence,” said Mr Masari.
He also urged Nigerians to support and appreciate the security agencies in their efforts to bring an end to the various security challenges confronting the country.
“It is in the interest of us all to collectively face any challenge affecting a section of the country. Doing otherwise will only give room for adversity to envelop the whole country,” added Mr Masari. “Let us also put aside our different tongues and creeds and confront our challenges as Nigerians.”
He explained that “this was necessary because the country is marking its 61st anniversary of political independence amidst daunting security challenges.”
For Nigeria to develop into the country of “our dream,” the Katsina governor asserted that “we should make no room” for tendencies that will exploit “our fault lines and pitch one section against another” in a needless confrontation.
He further noted, “As the nation ages, our attitude should reflect the journey which has brought us this far together and the reason behind the journey.”