Bauchi NIPR summit: Gov Bala attributes current state of Nigeria’s insecurity to bad governance
By Mohammed kaka Misau, Bauchi
Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed has attributed the current security challenges bedeviling Nigerian state to bad governance.
Bala Mohammed made this known while speaking at a citizens summit on national integration, peace and security with critical stakeholders organized by the Bauchi state Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in the state on Thursday.
The governor while declaring the summit opened at M.L Audu Auditorium of Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, observed that bad governance is one of the factors responsible for the current spate of insecurity in the country.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Ibrahim Kashim, the governor said good governance is necessary for peace and security to prevail within the polity.
He pointed out that peace and security are vital tools needed for harmonious coexistence and national integration.
The governor who said that the summit came at a better time, said there is need to examine and interrogate the threat to the existence of Nigeria as a united indivisible entity.
“The unity in diversity that used to characterized peaceful coexistence among the various people of the country in good old days must be restored”, Bala insisted.
The Bauchi governor expressed hope that the summit will provide credible and sustainable solutions to the challenges that are facing the unity, progress and development of Nigeria.
He said for a country like Nigeria that is characterized by ethnic and religious heterogeneity to develop, there must be a deliberate and concerted effort by the government to engender peaceful coexistence amongst the various groups.
Bala pledged continued partnership between the state government and the NIPR as professional image making and reputation building managers for the promotion of the laudable achievements of his administration.
On his part, NIPR President and Chairman of the Council, Malam Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo noted that good communication is key to solving and resolving national issues.
Malam Sirajo said the Institute decided to come up with the summit with a view to do the needful on the nature of relationship and understanding among diverse groups in the country for better and mutual understanding.
“As relations builder, NIPR has the necessary skills to bring back old days mechanism of resolving issues, by talking about current issues with a view to finding out how to solve them”, he said.
Sirajo while stating that with good understanding, Nigeria can harness its resources for the benefit of the citizenry, stressed the need for collective resolve towards building a a progressive society for better tomorrow.
“The duty of every generation is to ensure a better society than the one inherited. It is a time to lay a foundation of ensuring we build a progressive society for better society”, he said.
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