From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Niger state governor and Chairman Northern States Governors Forum, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has called on the governments and people of Nigeria to use the Democracy Day to reflect soberly on the past and forge a way forward in the area of engendering peace and sustainable development.
The Chairman of the forum who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Israel Ebije, stated that Nigerians must imbibe tenets of citizenship, which he added must be within the confines of good leadership.
He urged Nigerians to imbibe best global practice of ensuring that leadership recruitment system is strategically repositioned to produce leaders with sense of responsibility along achieving collective aspirations of Nigerians.
“Nigeria is a great country with huge potential in natural and human resources to take the country to its place among well to do nations of the world. We must therefore leverage on this year democracy day celebration to ensure that Nigerians are truly democratized not only by name but by content of character”
“We must eschew action that will plunge us into abysmal fall. We must therefore continue to work against forces of darkness to chat a golden path to our developmental aspiration under a peaceful and united atmosphere based on the tenets of religious chastity”.
The Northern governors’ chairman therefore, called on all Nigerians to redirect their attention in solving the anomalies in the system adding that until Nigeria is truly democratic and its skewed federalism properly addressed, it would be difficult to salvage it from the precipice