From Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu
The Governor of Yobe State, Honourable Mai Mala Buni, has urged the people of the state to seize the occassion of the Democracy Day, to pray in mosques and churches for improved peace, security and development of the state and the nation.
The governor said this in statement made available to newsmen by Mamman Mohammed, the Director General,
Press and Media Affairs, to the Governor.
Governor Buni, in the statement, further said that Democracy Day occassion should be used to appreciate Almighty Allah for the uninterrupted democratic governance enjoyed in the country.
He observed that democracy has undoubtedly propelled speedy development in Yobe state which has to be sustained and improved upon for the betterment of the state and the people.
“Yobe state has moved so fast with lots of programmes and projects executed by various governments which have improved the lives of our people. We should therefore use the occassion to appreciate almighty Allah and promote democracy to thrive stronger.
“Our people have had the opportunity of participating in governance through elected representatives to defend their interests at all levels and this has translated into purposeful governance and development” the governor said.
He assured that his administration will promote democracy, healthy competition, rule of law and equality.
The governor then urged the people to remain law abiding, promote peaceful coexistence and be vigilant on issues that are inimical to peace.
He expressed optimism that in spite of the challenges faced by the country, Nigeria will emerge stronger.