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Abia premier preaches peace on independence day

01 October 2014, 10:35Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has sued for peace and unity among all Nigerians despite their religious, political or ethnic differences.

According to a press statement issued in by Charles Ajunwa, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, the current security and other challenges confronting the country would be resolved if all embraced peace.

He noted that the result achieved in the fight against Ebola virus was a foretaste of greater feats that would be recorded in the various sectors of life if locals remain united and tackle their challenges.

Orji, who commended the military and other security agencies for the recent victories gained in the war against insurgency, expressed strong belief in one and indissoluble Nigeria.

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“Insecurity shall soon fizzle out if we rediscover ourselves as one people and harness the strength in our diversity," he said.

The governor also used the forum to call on all members of Boko Haram to down their weapons and embrace peace as a mark of respect for the sacrifices of Nigeria's nationalists who fought for independence and unity of Nigeria.

He commended President Goodluck Jonathan for entrenching democracy in the country through his transformation agenda which he said raised the bar of governance in Nigeria.

The governor urged Nigerians to close ranks with the President in his bid to take Nigeria to its manifest destiny of growth, progress and development.

He assured locals none of the legacy projects initiated by his administration would be abandoned, expressing confidence that his successor would consolidate on the solid foundations already laid.

- CAJ News


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