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)