Thursday, September 29, 2022

Gov Bagudu urges Nigerians to tackle insecurity with bravery, unity

He said if Nigerians united on a genuine cause, they would triumph over evil-minded people despite the insecurity in parts of the country.

• September 11, 2022
Governor Abubakar Bagudu
Kebbi Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Sunday urged Nigerians to show greater resilience towards promoting national unity to end insecurity and achieve lasting peace in the country.

His media aide, Yahaya Sarki, in a statement, said the governor made the call during the just concluded seventh edition of the 2022 Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Festival held at Argungu town.

He said if Nigerians united on a genuine cause, they would triumph over evil-minded people despite the insecurity in parts of the country.

The governor said unity inspired people to be brave and resilient and not intimidated by perpetrators of evil, stressing that it encouraged the bad elements to change their ways of life.

”Today, this is a manifestation of bravery and resilience; we are here thinking this is a small event that underlies or misrepresents the bravery and resilience of our people.

“The celebration shows that we are not intimidated or afraid even in spite of pockets of insecurity, we will defeat the evil.

”We will go to our farms, we will go out to our fishing grounds, we will graze our animals and enjoy our festivals,” the governor said.

He commended the state’s people, especially the Argungu Emirate Council, for organising what he described as a “blossoming and creative festival that brings people together.”

The governor lauded the Emir of Argungu,  Samaila Muhammad-Mera, for his leadership role, and Nura Kangiwa, for his contribution to the successful hosting of the polo tournament. 

(NAN)

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