The governor gave the warning at the palace of the Aren-Eggon, Bala Angbazo, when he paid him a condolence visit over the death of one of his title holders, Alhaji Yakubu Alanana-Idde, the Marafan Eggon,
Al-makura urged the people to engage in activities that would restore peace to the state, irrespective of their political, ethnic or religious affiliation.
He also advised them to exercise restraint and pray always as the state needed peace and security to move forward.
“We strongly need this unity if we are to continue to forge ahead as a united and indivisible entity. Without peace and unity, socio-economic development will continue to elude any society,” he said.
The governor urged all and sundry to be their brother’s keepers and to continue to be committed to efforts to develop the state.
Describing the entire state as his constituency, Al-makura promised, “My administration will continue to carry all sections of the state along, irrespective of religious, political, cultural or ethnic differences.”
The governor described Eggon ethnic group as his friends and colleagues, and reminded all stakeholders that the “state belongs to all of us”.
He used the occasion to appeal to the Eggons, who have purportedly been engaged in a battle of succession with the governor, to disregard the notion that he was against them, reminding them that he swore to an oath of office to carry everybody along and would abide by the oath.
Describing the death of Marafan-Eggon as a great loss not only to Eggon ethnic group but also to the entire state, the governor prayed God to grant the soul of late Alanana-Idde eternal peace and members of the deceased’s family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
In his response, Angbazo thanked the governor for the visit and assured him that his emirate would continue to give him all the necessary support to move the state ahead.