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Easter: Nnamani urges Nigerians to put country first

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Former governor of Enugu State, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamni has urged Nigerians to put the interest of Nigeria above personal considerations.

Nnamani stated this in a statement by his media adviser, Mr Pual Mumeh on Saturday in Abuja.

He said that, regardless of religious or political inclinations, the survival of the country was paramount.

The former governor thanked the Christian and Muslim communities for their prayers during this Lenten season which coincided with this year’s Ramadan fasting.

He urged them to sustain the momentum in order to uphold the peace and unity of the nation.

“We need to come together as a people with common destiny and find a lasting solution that will set the nation on the path to greatness.

“Which ever side of the religion or political divide we may find ourselves, the interest of the country must be paramount,”he said.

He said in spite of misgivings in some quarters about the outcome of the 2023 general elections, the incoming administration offers a new vista of hope for the citizens.

According to Nnamani, “the newly elected leaders must be prepared to lead Nigeria out of the present challenges.

“Collectively we can make Nigeria great if we resolve to work together in an atmosphere anchored on honesty and mutual respect for one another,“he said.

He said: “for the Christians, Easter is a thought-provoking moment as it commemorates the triumph of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice over evil as demonstrated by Christ.

While wishing Nigerians a peaceful Easter celebration, he urged them to sincerely pray for the nation.

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Construction firm’s truck kills 4, injures 16 in Kwara crash

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Four persons were killed and 16 others injured in a lone accident on Olooru-New Jebba Road in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara on Friday.

Sector Commander of the FRSC in Kwara, Mr Frederick Ogidan, stated in Ilorin on Sunday that the vehicle belongs to Chinese construction firm, CGC Construction Company.

He blamed the accident, which occurred at Olooru on over-speeding.

Ogidan said relatives of the deceased had claimed the corpses while the injured were taken to a hospital at Kambi village in the area.

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Gov Abba Yusuf asks petrol marketers to continue selling at old price

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Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state has asked petrol marketers to continue selling at old price to cushion the current hardship experienced by the general public.

Yusuf made the appeal in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa. He noted that marketers still have old products which are supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.

The Governor said;

“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.

“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear people of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away.

“Kano is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.

“The Governor urges the good citizens of Kano state to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.

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