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Banditry in North, not about religion, tribe – Kebbi governor

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Kebbi State governor, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Bagudu said, banditry in Northern Nigeria wasn’t a religious or tribal issue, saying that he agreed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s reasoning that it wasn’t so.

The governor said, President Buhari has since established his position that the banditry challenges wasn’t not about religion or tribe which he completely agreed with him.

The governor stated this when he received in audience the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr Samson Ayokunle, on courtesy visit at Government House, Birnin Kebbi.

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Bagudu pointed out that misconceptions on several issues was another huge challenge confronting the nation’s ability to tackle insecurity.

Speaking on the economy, he insisted on
the need to place more emphasis on revenue mobilization, rather than sharing in the country.

The APC Governors’ Forum chairman further said,” President Muhammadu Buhari has instilled transparency and accountability in the management in resources of the nation.

He decried the meagre resources that has made it impossible to develop communities as fast as the government wanted, stressing that it was the reason Nigerians get angry with themselves, while calling for mobilisation and generation of revenue to develop the country.

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Bagudu described CAN as a very important body and charged, ” they can tell the world what our problems are.”

The governor extolled the president for the visit , saying that, it has tripartite important reasons.

“They include; to pray with us, to show support to what’s happening in the north west and appreciate what we all do together.

“The situation in the north west puts to question a lot of misconceptions we have about ourselves.”

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The President of CAN, Dr Samson Ayokunle had earlier told Bagudu the visit was also for three reasons that include to pray with all for greater wisdom for the leadership of Kebbi State.

This, the CAN president stated was for the people to reap more dividends of democracy.

“It also to identify with the north west as regards banditry and the north was hitherto very peaceful.

“We are also here to commend Gov. Bagudu for ensuring a balanced government between all the religious groups in the State.

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