‘No tribe, religion has monopoly of leading Nigeria,’ says Gov Tambuwal
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has said that the leadership of Nigeria does not belong to any ethnic group or religion.
Tambuwal stated this in Sokoto when he played host to the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev, Ayokunle Samson Olasupo.
“The leadership of the country is mutually complementary as Nigeria belongs to every Nigerian, and no one will send anyone out of the country, hence the need to remain together for the betterment of the country.
“The kind of leadership the country needs is one that will understand the issues of diversities and is inclusive in its approach to governance, without tribal or religious sentiments.
“Both Islam and Christianity have been coexisting even before the union of the country came into existence. Those who know history said Christianity and Islam belong to the same root. Jerusalem and Damascus are examples of places where the two religions are being practised side by side,” he said.
The governor praised the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar and the CAN President for their efforts in preaching peace and unity in the country.
He stressed that Sokoto State is home to every Nigerian irrespective of religious, tribal or ethnic differences.
He explained that that was the reason his administration exempted children of other Nigerians resident in the state who attended public schools from paying fees just as the indigenes of the state enjoy free education.
Responding, the CAN President said he was in Sokoto to interact with the Sultanate, the government and the people of the state to find solutions to the security challenges facing the country.
The CAN president who urged Muslims and Christians to live in harmony also said that he was in Sokoto to condole the government and people of the state over the loss of lives occasioned by bandits and other criminals.