Sen. Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, has restated the need for all Nigerians to strengthen the bond of unity among them to ensure the prosperity of the country.
Tinubu stated this on Sunday, March 28, in Kano when he visited the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero.
The former Lagos State Governor said that Nigerians should exude tolerance; and deep understanding to sustain the country’s unity.
He said the nation was at a critical stage of its history; adding that unity and understanding were required for it to move forward.
“Lagos and Kano States are known for their cosmopolitan and tolerant nature, this is the way to go.
“My visit today is a clear testimony that people can work together to make positive change possible regardless of tribe and religion,” Tinubu said.
Earlier, Ado-Bayero stated that Tinubu’s choice of Kano to celebrate his birthday was a testimony of his love and quest for a united country.
The emir pledged to work towards promoting and strengthening Nigeria’s unity and development.
“As Nigerians, we need to play our roles to keep the nation together, we have to make Nigeria great.
“Political leaders have tremendous roles to play, as traditional rulers, they have our support,” he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stated that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has made an immense contribution to the development of Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, March 28, by Sanwo-Olu commemorating Tinubu’s 69th birthday.
While describing Tinubu as a visionary leader and a rare mentor with exceptional abilities in various areas of human endeavours, Sanwo-Olu said the APC leader is a political pathfinder, nationalist and detribalised Nigerian.
He further stated that the APC leader has contributed in no small measure; to the socio-political and economic growth of the state and Nigeria as a whole.
“The story of Nigeria’s democracy cannot be told without the name of the Jagaban Borgu written in gold. Thousands are today direct beneficiaries of his political benevolence,” Sanwo-Olu said.
“As a pathfinder, Asiwaju charted the developmental trajectory of modern Lagos; raising the bar of governance and public service in the State and indeed, Nigeria. A cheerful giver who cares about the welfare of the people, Asiwaju personifies tolerance and humanity.”