Speaker of Reps appeals for peace, stability
12 March 2014, 11:50
Abuja - Speaker House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace and stability in the country.
The Speaker made the appeal at a special session of the House of Representatives to remember students and other Nigerians killed through terrorism last Tuesday.
“I humbly appeal to the Nigerian people to join in this struggle for the soul of our nation and embrace as a sacred duty the mission of restoring peace and stability in Nigeria," said Tambuwal.
"We must draw from the heartbreak of Buni Yadi, and other areas affected by mindless violence, an inspiration to rededicate ourselves to the cause of nation building."
He said as Nigeria commemorated its centenary, all Nigerians should be promoting the elements of their common heritage and emphasizing the imperatives of their common destiny.
The Speaker added that in light of a heart-wrenching tragedy like the school bombings Nigerians must now see that those political, sectional and sectarian differences that have made it impossible to present a united front against our challenges are petty and self-absorbed.
He said terror had never been in character of Nigerians who are known to be our brothers’ keeper.
“As a people we are known to be our brothers’ keeper. Terror has never been in our character and with God on our side we shall surely defeat this minority tribe of violence. Let us therefore arise with a single-minded resolve that the Buni Yadi massacre is one massacre too many and we shall tolerate no more.”
- CAJ News