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General News of Sunday, 17 October 2021


'Nigeria needs inclusive, detribalised leadership' - Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal Aminu Tambuwal

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has said Nigerians need an inclusive leadership that does not discriminate on the basis of tribe and religion but provides good governance for all citizens.

Tambuwal stated this when he received the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev Samson Ayokunle, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Council Chamber of Government House, Sokoto.

He said, “The leadership of the country is mutually complementary as Nigeria belongs to every Nigerian, and no one will send anyone out of the country; hence, the need to remain together for the betterment of the country. The kind of leadership the country needs is one that will understand the issues of diversities and is inclusive in its approach to governance, without tribal or religious sentiments.

“Both Islam and Christianity have been coexisting even before the union of the country came into existence. Those who know history said Christianity and Islam  belong to the same root, Jerusalem and Damascus were examples of places where the two religions are being practised side by side.”

Tambuwal commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, and the CAN president for their efforts in preaching peace and unity in the country, adding that Sokoto State is home to every Nigerian, irrespective of religious, tribal or ethnic differences.

He further explained that in line with the objective of unity, the children of other Nigerians resident in the state who attend public schools are exempted from paying fees in public schools.

Also speaking, the CAN president said he was in the state to interact with the monarch, government and people of Sokoto State to find ways to overcome the security challenges faced in the country.

While calling on Muslims and Christians to live in harmony, Ayokunle condoled with the people of the state over the loss of lives occasioned by the activities of bandits in some communities in the state.

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