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General News of Monday, 19 July 2021

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Nigerians discussing Nigeria’s problems with foreign govt's are unpatriotic - Masari

Governor Masari has described Nigerians discuss Nigeria’s problems with foreigners as unpatrotic Governor Masari has described Nigerians discuss Nigeria’s problems with foreigners as unpatrotic

Nigerian elites have been urged to be more supportive of the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Punch reports that the appeal was made by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state, on Sunday, July 18, saying lack of patriotism casts the country in a bad light.

Masari in an Eid-el-Kabir message by Abdul Malumfashi his director-general, media implored people to avoid discussing issues of the nation with foreign governments as Nigeria deserves their respect.

While describing such people as unpatriotic, the governor explained that no responsible citizen will encourage foreign powers to forcefully interfere in Nigeria's internal affairs, The US Express added.

His recent remarks are coming against the backdrop of the Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah’s statement before the U.S. Congress.

According to the statement, the governor made the appeal against the backdrop of recent calls by prominent Nigerians on international bodies and foreign powers to forcefully interfere in the nation’s internal affairs in view of the security situation in the country.

Earlier, Kukah told the United States Congress Commission that the federal government is helpless in the face of security challenges, which it promised to address before taking power in 2015.

Kukah said this during his virtual presentation on the persecution of Christians in Nigeria by armed extremist groups in the north.

He said the people were yet to see any tangible move towards tackling insecurity, which, according to him, has a religious undertone.

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