Special Assistant to the President on Political Affairs in the Office of the Vice President, Hon. Gambo Manzo has called on political, religious and traditional rulers across the country to refrain from making inflammatory and divisive statements that could deepen division and sectionalism in the country.
He said they should rather emphasise inter-ethnic harmony and unity in order to realise the much desired national cohesion.
In a new month message to Nigerians, Manzo argued that Nigeria peace and stability is important if the country must continue to make uncommon progress.
He said, “President Buhari has shown an unwavering commitment towards the unity of Nigeria, he has continued to spread his Infrastructural imprint across the six Geo-Political Zones without leaving any zone behind.
“Nigeria like other countries of the world has its own challenges in the Journey to nationhood, We must endeavour to face the challenge and contribute to national growth and development for us to collectively achieve our target of a United and prosperous Nigeria that we and our generation unborn will be proud of.
“Therefore, it behoves on leaders across all levels to promote peaceful co-existence by dwelling on issues that unite the country rather than exhibiting divisive tendencies.
“Our diversities, ethnic, and socio-cultural groups should be a source of strength and unity in actualisation of our aspiration as a people.”
Manzo further called on young Nigerians to identify with the ruling party and support the relentless efforts of the present adminstration to improve the livelihood of Nigerians through its various social and welfare programmes.