2023: No interest worth sending Nigeria to war – Gov Buni

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, said there is no election or interest of any single individual that is worth sending Nigeria to war.

Buni who was the Chairman and Guest of Honour at the Blueprint Newspaper annual public lecture and impact services award, said the 2023 election should be competence-driven for a united and prosperous Nigeria.

In a statement released by his spokesman, Mallam Mamman Mohammed, Tuesday in Abuja, governor Buni who was a recipient of Blueprint Newspaper urged the 2021 awardees to consider their recognition as a springboard for more hardwork.  

He also noted that “our diversity should serve as our source of strength for a united and prosperous Nigeria.

“Therefore, for us to succeed, we must as a deliberate policy, avoid politics of hate, and promotion of religious and ethnic sentiments that are gradually eating deep into the fabric of our nationhood. 

“The government with the collaboration of stakeholders should create the required awareness among our supporters and the people of Nigeria generally, to condemn and discourage inciting propaganda, for a peaceful and successful election in 2023” Buni said.

The guest speaker at the occassion, Lt. Gen. AbdulRahman Dambazau, said there must be a holistic approach to the problems confronting the country.

He also charged governments to tackle problems of confronting youths in the country.

According to the retired General, the youth constitute 70 per cent of the nation’s population and must be addressed for national security.

The Newspaper presented awards to Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello, Minister of Power Abubakar D. Aliyu, Governor of Adamawa among others.