The Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has tasked Nigerian leaders and people, to do more towards unity and oneness, as according to him, national integration is very low at the moment.
Ganduje threw the challenge today, Monday, while delivering opening speech at the 12th Ahmed Bola Tinubu colloquium taking place in Kano, as part of the 69th birthday of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who is also a former governor of Lagos State.
Ganduje said the theme of this year’s colloquium- “ “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity.” Was a challenge to Nigeians and their leaders to work more towards breaching the gaps created by issues like tribalism, nepotism, religious intolerance, suspicion among elites, among others.
According to Ganduje, the colloquium offers a rare opportunity for those present to discuss those mentioned issues and other vexing challenges affecting the unity, peace, progress and oneness of Nigeria, adding that the communique expected at the end of discussions would be of immense benefit to the development of the country.
The Kano state Governor expressed appreciation that Kano was chosen to host the main events of Tinubu’s 69th birthday and colloquium.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in solving the many problems facing the county, adding however that Buhari alone cannot win the war.
Ganduje while congratulating Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu on his birthday, extoled the leadership qualities of the former Lagos State Governor and thanked Liberian President, George Weah and other dignitaries present both live and virtually for coming to Kano.