Sokoto State Governor, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of team work to consolidate nation’s unity.
Tambuwal who spoke in Uyo the capital of Akwa Ibom state when he joined two other northern governors who took part in festivities to commemorate this year’s Christmas, said Nigeria’s diversity is a source of strength which should be cherished and nurtured for the benefit of the people.
The two other governor’s were Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara and Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi states.
The trio joined Governor Udom Emmanuel to felicitate with him over the birth of Christ and as well commiserate with him over the recent tragedy which claimed scores of lives after a church building collapsed in Uyo early this month.
Speaking when he met with Governor Emmanuel, Zamfara state governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdul’aziz Yari described the tragedy as unfortunate.
The governor explained that the decision to set up an investigative panel to unravel the causes of the collapse was a right move in the right direction.
“Your Excellency’s miraculous escape from death in the sad incident, is surely one of the God’s wonders.
“We at the Governors Forum received with shock, the sad news of the church’s collapse and we want to send message of solidarity to the people and government of Akwa Ibom over this unfortunate incidence. Our prayers are with those who lost loved ones, and those who sustained injuries,” Yari added.
While responding, Governor Emmanuel thanked the visiting Governors especially for choosing a holy day like the Christmas day to visit Akwa Ibom.
He described Nigerian Governors as a big and important family, saying the unity exhibited by the visit will further cement the cordial relationship between the peoples of Nigeria.
By Samuel Akaniyene, Uyo