Shagari (Sokoto) In a move to ensure unity and progress of the country, former President Shehu Shagari has called on Nigerians to work towards moving Nigeria forward.
The nation’s statesmen spoke in Shagari town on Friday when Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu paid him a courtesy visit.
President Shagari observed that Nigeria, which is a great nation that provides leadership to other sister African countries, must be made stronger and its people united.
“We must all work towards making the nation a strong and united country irrespective of our diverse religious, ethnic and cultural differences,” he said.
Shagari commended Governor Aliyu Wamakko for transforming the state in all sectors. “We are happy and we must show appreciation for upgrading the Shagari Primary Healthcare to the status of a general hospital.”
On his part, the Minister said that Shagari, “apart from being a father and a revered leader in Nigeria, is also humble, incorruptible and disciplined. These are some of the lessons we must all learn from leaders like him for Nigeria to develop further,” he added.
Earlier, Governor Wamakko told the former President that the Minister’s visit was aimed at “showing respect to him as a leader who was still contributing meaningfully to national development.”