Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has urged all regional ethnic associations in the country to start and hasten a process for organising a national summit for national integration, for the development of the country.
Observing that “Our differences should be the source of our strength and a window for exploiting our potentialities.”
He made the call during the celebration of Democracy Day, held at Kano Pillars Stadium, Sabongari, Kano, Saturday, appreciating that, “We thank Ohaneze Ndigbo, Arewa Consultative Forum, Afenifere and Middle Belt Association for their resolve to opt for the oneness of Nigeria.
” Their belief in the indivisibility of the country is commendable and encouraging. This shows how committed you are to the development of our dear nation.”
“I urge all these regional associations to come together and organize a summit for all parts of the country, with a view to enhancing our national integration. Peace and stability must continue to be our key words for a meaningful development,” he urges.
Adding that, the diversify of ethnic nationalities in the country, is but a blessing to the country, emphasising that, “Our diversity is a gift from Allah. And it is a source of strength.”
“As we are celebrating Democracy Day today, it simply shows that, we as collective Nigerians, recognize a complete national integration for all of us,” he stated.
He also reminded that, if Allah wished He would have created all Nigerians from the same ethnic nationality. “And if He so wishes He would have created us without considering any geopolitical differences,” governor said.
Acccording to the statement by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor noted that those attended the event were two Senators from Kano South and Kano North, Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya and Barau I. Jibrin, House Leader of House of Representatives, Alasan Ado Doguwa, Speaker Kano State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Chidari, members of the National Assembly and members of the State House of Assembly, party leaders and elders, members of the State Executive Council, local government chairmen, among others.