2015: Emir Of Katsina Urges Nigerians To Shun Violence

Emir of KatsinaEmir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, has urged Nigerians to shun violence during the 2015 general elections.

He made the call on Sunday in Katsina when he paid a traditional Sallah homage to Gov. Ibrahim Shema.

Kabir noted that nothing was achieved through violence hence the need for the people to steer clear of such tendencies.

He called on politicians to play politics in accordance with the rules and regulation for the development of democracy and the country in general.

The Emir criticised some politicians who instigated the youth to cause mayhem and destroy lives and property for their selfish interests.

Kabir urged parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children and wards in other to prevent them from being manipulated by politicians who engaged them as thugs.

He also urged wealthy individuals to complement governments’ efforts by contributing to the development of education.

In his remarks, Gov. Shema urged the people to shun politics of “bitterness and do or die affair”.

“People should note that leadership is from God as He gives it to whom He pleases at the time He wishes”, he said.

He, therefore, called on Nigerians to embrace all acts that were capable of strengthening the unity of the nation and desist from ethnicity and religious sentiments during the 2015 electioneering campaigns.

Shema said that his administration had accorded education top priority, offered free education at primary and secondary levels and scholarship to students of tertiary institutions at home and abroad.

He said that the state government would soon commission ICT centres in Katsina to make the youth computer literate in line with the global trend.

The governor also noted that government had constructed more than 340 primary healthcare centres to enhance healthcare delivery in the state. (NAN)