As Nigeria celebrates its 62nd independence anniversary, the Yobe State, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has restated the need for more unity, progress and cooperation for a better future.
Buni in a statement issued by his director general Press Affairs and Media, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, also congratulated Nigeria and Nigerians on the celebration of the day.
The governor noted that in spite of the challenges Nigeria had gone through, remarkable achievements have been made with improvement in the lives of the people.
Governor Buni commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies, for sustaining the fight against insurgency in the Northeast, with tremendous improvement in peace and security in the region.
He expressed great hopes for a better future in the years ahead and called for unity and cooperation for a better Nigeria.
Governor Buni said Nigeria is blessed with huge human and natural resources capable of developing the country and improving the lives of the people.
He specially commended the good people of Yobe state for the support and cooperation extended to his administration.
“Your support and cooperation to this administration have no doubt contributed to the execution of government policies and programmes with ease.”
He assured that the government would consolidate the gains recorded in healthcare delivery, infrastructural development, education, commerce, agriculture, women and youth empowerment, and others to make life more meaningful to the people.
As Nigeria approaches the 2023 elections, the Governor charged politicians to concentrate on issue-based campaigns against divisive tendencies.
“We have more issues that unite us than issues that divide us, we should therefore concentrate on the positive issues for a brighter future for the country.”