On Sunday, The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu stated that there would be no growth in the country as a whole in the absence of peace and stability.
The Politician who left Kaduna where he was the chairman of the yearly ‘Arewa House’ Lecture for Kano, spoke at the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado-Bayero, palace after he reflected on the state of the nation.
“Nigeria is going through difficult times, especially through challenges of insecurity and other tough times. Yet, there can be no development and industrial growth in the country in the absence of peace and stability.
“Kano has enjoyed stability and peace, despite the challenges in Nigeria. The governors of Kano and Lagos states have promoted unity and sustained one Nigeria in the face of differences. We must commend them”.
“Kano and Lagos, which possess common population densities and hold economic growth, must lead other parts of the country towards a peaceful mission.”
“Nigeria is at a critical stage of its life and the only thing that can make it survive is unity, peace and understanding. Lagos and Kano states, which have come through these over times, must lead and show the way.
“Peace and development will elude Nigeria if the country continues the way it is going. Fundamentally, peace and unity must be the hope to ride on.
“One could see that today, I am sitting side by side with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and this is a clear testimony that people, regardless of their tribes and religions, could come together and make a change.
“Use us as a symbol and make a difference; what Lagos and Kano have been doing together all these while. Nigerians should see unity in us and make the country great.”
Accompanying him was fomer APC Interim National Chairman Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Pius Akinyelure, former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman Nuhu Ribadu, and his media adviser, Tunde Rahman.