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Eid-el-Fitr: Gov. Tambuwal counsels youths against violence

Gov.  Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called on youths to resist any move by  politicians to use them as political thugs to foment violence.

Gov.  Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called on youths to resist any move by  politicians to use them as political thugs to foment violence.

Tambuwal, who  made the call in a special Sallah broadcast  on Friday, said the  2019 election campaign  has commenced and many politicians are devising means to secure political gains.

“Use your intelligence on productive means capable of contributing to the country’s development and shun antics of using you (youths) on disturbing peaceful coexistence.

“You (youths) along with all categories of politicians should strive toward ensuring the nation’s peace and progress and  refrain from all forms of fomenting trouble which deter  the nation’s  growth, ’’ Tambuwal said.

Tambuwal also challenged all Nigerians to work for  unity and peaceful coexistence in  achieving  a  successful 2019 general elections.

”We must focus on ensuring the progress of Nigeria and her budding democracy by ensuring that only those who have our collective interests are given the privilege of leadership, ’’ he said.

The governor reiterated his administration’s  commitment to enhancing the socio-economic condition  of the  people in the state  through viable projects on  health, education, agriculture, and infrastructural development.

Tambuwal, who also  congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of the  Ramadan,  urged  them to sustain the spiritual lessons imbibed during the period.

He also called on wealthy individuals to always assist the needy in the community while enjoining  the  people to continue to   pray  for leaders to be upright.

The governor  further commended Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar III  and the   leaders in the  state on his efforts to promote peaceful coexistence in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Sultan on Thursday declared Friday as  the day to mark the Eid-el-Fitr  and the end of  the Ramadan.  (NAN)

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