The Niger State Government in North Central Nigeria has advised politicians to desist from activities capable of creating chaos as the state’s Local Government elections are approaching.
Governor Abubakar Bello gave the advice as Nigeria celebrates its 59th Independence Anniversary.
Governor Bello reassured Niger residents that his administration remained focused to work for the progress and development of the state and for the collective good of the people.
He felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of the nation’s anniversary, urging all Nigerians to always support leaders who are willing to provide selfless leadership, service delivery and good governance.
The Governor tasked Nigerian leaders on good governance and service delivery as a necessary prerequisite for the attainment of peace, progress and development of the country.
“As we celebrate our nation’s independence, only purposeful leadership and patriotism can bring us back to the trajectory of our founding fathers and reestablish the social trust with the people,” Governor Bello said.
He further acknowledged the growing insecurity in the country with greater challenge to governance and expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government would surmount the challenges bedeviling the country soon.
The Governor used the opportunity to commiserate with the victims and families of those who lost their lives in the renewed armed banditry attacks that recently occurred in Kusherki area and other part of State.
He assured them that the state government had fully mobilised the security operatives to the area to intensify a comprehensive manhunt on the criminals.
Governor Bello however, called on the people to be security conscious and report any suspicious character or movement as well as resist any attempt by individuals or groups to cause disharmony in the state.