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Obafemi Hamzat: Insurgency brings poverty — we must embrace peace

Obafemi Hamzat: Insurgency brings poverty — we must embrace peace
July 20
16:54 2021

Obafemi Hamzat, deputy governor of Lagos, has urged Nigerians to embrace peace with one another as the nation’s economy can only thrive in a tranquil environment.

Speaking during the Eid-el-Kabir prayer held at the Dodan Barracks praying ground, Obalende, Lagos, Hamzat said peace is a pre-condition for stability and economic development in any society.

He added that for Nigeria’s economy to grow, there must be peace in the country.

“For us as a country, we need to grow our economy. For this to happen, there must be peace in our country,” Hamzat said.

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“Insurgency brings war, poverty, and underdevelopment. We must, as people, do everything to ensure that peace reigns in our country, so that everyone can live well and go about their daily activities without fear or molestation.

“It is our prayer that all will be resolved and peace be restored in our country.”

While wishing Nigerians joyful festivities, the deputy governor urged citizens to imbibe the tenets of the celebration, which is about strong belief in one’s promises.

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He further appealed to Nigerians to abide by the principles of fairness and care for one another, noting that if all these are done, there will be peace in the country and insurgency will be a thing of the past.

On the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamzat urged Nigerians to be careful in their celebrations by observing the guidelines put in place to ensure safety.

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