The Niger State government has said that it will not be derailed from ensuring that the people of the state enjoy the change they voted for, but enjoined the people to be committed to the sustenance of peace in the state.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Jonathan Vatsa, said the government was also ever committed to the security of lives and properties.
He declared, “It is within the framework of the change agenda that the needed peaceful environment should be provided for development to thrive and we emphasize here that nothing will derail the present administration from ensuring that the people enjoy the outcome of the change they massively voted for.
“We must expose the mischief makers and those who will want to deny us the peace we all cherish by giving the security agencies the appropriate information; we should do that in good faith, not by raising unnecessary alarms”.
The statement also called on the people of the state to strengthen their vigilance in this yuletide and provide the security agencies with information on any suspicious act in order to have a hitch-free celebration in the state.
Meanwhile, the state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has sought the cooperation and support of religious leaders in the state in ensuring peaceful coexistence of the people.
The governor made the plea while hosting religious leaders in Minna, the Niger State capital yesterday.
Mr. Bello stressed that securing the lives of the people and their properties was the primary responsibility of the government, but noted that achieving such would not be possible without the support and cooperation of the religious leaders.
Governor Bello, therefore, sued for peace, tolerance and harmony among religious leaders and followers in the state, stressing the need for all, irrespective of their faiths, to tolerate one another and continue to live together in peace.