Presidency commends House of Reps for its stance on Nigeria's unity

Presidency commends House of Reps for its stance on Nigeria's unity

- The House of Representatives stance on Nigeria's unity has attracted commendation from the presidency

- The lower house had declared its unequivocal support for the indivisibility of Nigeria as one nation

- The presidency was elated with the lower house decision and pledged to continue to work with them

The senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Honourable Abdulrahaman Kawu, on Tuesday, September 26, commended members of the House over their resolve to support the existence of Nigeria as one indivisible country.

In a statement sent to journalists, Kawu, himself a former member of the green chamber, also commended the lawmakers for their resolve to work with President Muhammadu Buhari.

He commended the 360 members of the House for unanimously passing a resolution to work for the unity of Nigeria in the face of daunting challenges and threats by certain groups.

He noted that there is no better time to come out with such a strong position like now.

The lawmakers’ resolved to work with Mr President for one Nigeria so as to take the country to the next level of development is laudable,” the statement said.

Presidency commends House of Reps for its stance on Nigeria's unity
The House of Reps recently passed a resolution supporting the existence of one Nigeria. Photo credit: Twitter (@HouseNGR)

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He assured the lawmakers that President Buhari remains resolute and committed to bringing the change he promised Nigerians.

“It is our hope and belief that the house would continue to work hand-in-hand with the executive to achieve the laudable programmes and positive of this administration.

“We thank members of the house for their support and cooperation since their inauguration on June 9, 2015,” the statement concluded.

Meanwhile, Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has urged the federal government to commence probe into the activities of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to ascertain if he was among those sponsoring Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The national coordinator of MACBAN, Garus Gololo, who made the call in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, while speaking with newsmen, noted that the activities of IPOB in recent times demonstrated that it was more of a danger to the unity of Nigeria than the clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.

According to him, the statement made by Saraki, faulting the proscription of the group by the federal government, was inciting and a clear signal that Saraki might be supporting the agitation by IPOB to divide Nigeria.

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