Speaker seeks unity, corruption-free Nigeria
THE Adamawa State House of Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa, has urged Nigerians to use the Sallah celebration period to come together as brothers and sisters and fight the deadly scourge called corruption, which he said, is the major problem militating against the development of the country.
The Speaker in his Sallah message released in Yola stated the only way Nigeria can win the war against corruption is for both top government officials and followers to shun the temptation of diverting public funds for personal use.
“If the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led leadership succeeds to stamp out corruption in our system, even if the administration did not do any other project, that alone has addressed the major problem militating against our development”, he maintained.
Mijinyawa pointed out that the collapse of infrastructure in Nigeria is as a result of corruption, adding that if corruption is eradicated in the country, the institution will rise to its responsibilities and the country’s lost glory will be restored.
The Speaker who is nicknamed by his colleagues in the House as “the masses General”, urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari to fight and destroy all the pillars of corruption in the country, noted that good leadership without good followers cannot make meaningful decisions.
He said that since Sallah is a holy celebration, both Muslims and their Christian brothers should come together and pray for God’s intervention on issues that are affecting the unity and growth of Nigeria.
Mijinyawa, who applauded the ongoing reforms under Buhari’s administration, urged politicians not to politicise the battle to free Nigerians from the claws of artificial poverty created by top government officials in their quest to get rich overnight at the detriment of the masses.
He appealed to both political office holders and members of the public to assess issues based on merit and not religious or regional sentiments in order not to destroy the ongoing reformation agenda of the present government.
The Speaker further urged security agencies in the country to continue to discharge their constitutional duties in line with the provisions of the constitution. He, therefore, called on all Muslims in the country to show love to one another by extending their generosity to the poor and victims of Boko Haram in the north-eastern region.