By Fanen Ihyongo, Kano
Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Friday said the unity of the Nigeria is dear to his heart and he will continue to strive to maintain the country’s indivisibility.
Tinubu spoke at a reception organised to celebrate the marriage of the daughter of an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Uthman, the Chief Imam of Masjid-Al-Sahaba, Friday Mosque, Hunaisa Muhammad Bin Uthman.
The event took place at Meenah Event Centre, Lodge Road, Kano, on Friday.
Tinubu said: “The unity of Nigeria is paramount to me; let us continue to strive to maintain its unity and ensure the country does not break.
He said the enemies will not stop at launching their arsenals to divide the corporate existence of the country, but peace loving Nigerians should continue to preach peace to ensure the country is one.
Calling on all Nigerians to work hard for the unity of the country, he said: “Dividers will not stop in doing things they think can divide us, but the truth of the matter is, we will not allow them to achieve their selfish interest.”
The former governor of Lagos State described the Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as one of the leading thinkers for the unity of the country.
He said he was moved by the role Ganduje plays for the unity of the country, telling the audience that the Kano governor deserves accolades.
In the area of infrastructural development, Tinubu appreciated that, “From airport to this place I have seen so many developmental projects that add many positive things to Kano state.”
“We are elated by your hardwork and commitment towards developing the state. This is commendable. I urge you (Ganduje) to continue developing Kano state, we all have faith in you and your patriotic posture,” Tinubu said.
Ganduje, described Tinubu as a great leader, saying he stopped the work he planned to do on Friday when he learnt of Tinubu’s visit to Kano.