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Political, Religious Leaders Must Collaborate for Nigeria’s Unity – Tambuwal



The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has advised Nigerian leaders, irrespective of religious and tribal inclinations, to collaborate uniformly to promote unity, peace, and peaceful coexistence of the country.

Tambuwal, in the company of the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Mr Sunday Dare, made the call on Friday at the commissioning of Bakhita Pastoral Diocese Center, Sokoto.

While identifying with Bishop Matthew Hassan-Kukah and the Diocese of Sokoto, the governor revealed that his administration has been working closely with the cleric for the promotion of peaceful coexistence and unification of Nigeria.

“We must always be seen to be working together as leaders from across, not the divides and divisions, but across humanity. It is important for us to make all these public appearances together in view of what is going on in our country.

“The divisions and suspicions in our country is getting deeper and deeper by the day. So, leaders must be seen to be working together, not only block those gaps and divisions but to reassure the people of this country;

“And, in this case, the people of Sokoto state, that we are all one and we are working together for the peace and common good of all humanity. That is key and important,” Tambuwal was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Muhammad Bello.

He commended Bishop Kukah for his efforts to unify the country and “all he has been doing in Sokoto and the Diocese; and, particularly, his deliberate actions aimed at promoting social inclusions, looking after the welfare and wellbeing of the generality of the people around us.”

He also expressed appreciation to the Diocese for its gesture in opening up the Bakhita facility to the state government during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic when the state was running short of care centers back then.

“It was a very brave move because people were running away even from their families afflicted by COVID. Bishop called me and said we have this facility. If you are in shortage of where to take patients to, please we avail you of this,” he recalled Bishop Kukah telling him.

Credit: PUNCH.

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