.Masari appeals to FG, states, institutions to patronize MINT

By Ibrahim Wuyo, Kaduna

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has described calls for secession to divide Nigeria as unpatriotic and advised the media to stop giving voice to such agitators.

Masari spoke in Kaduna at the weekend while receiving awards from Nagarta, a Kaduna based Amplitude Modulation (AM) radio station, weekend.

Represented by the Katsina State Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Abdulkarim Yahaya Sirika, the governor said the media has a greater role to play to keep Nigeria United in the face of calls for secession and break up of the country.

 “God in His wisdom brought us together in different tribes and religions in this country and there is beauty in our diversity, as well as there is strength in our population, hence the need for us to remain United.”

“We have gone too far as a united country than to go our separate ways. Those calling for disunity, secession and break up of this country are either ignorant or enemies of the country. Therefore, the media should stop promoting them and giving them a voice to spread hate and disunity,” he said.

The governor appreciated  Nagarta Radio for the honour done on him and pledged to continue to contribute his quota to the unity and development of the country.

While presenting the Award of Excellence and Jigon Demokradiyan Arewa (Icon of Northern Democracy) awards to the Governor, General Manager of Nagarta Radio, Alhaji Abdulmalik Addy said the awards were in recognition of Governor Masari’s sterling leadership qualities.

“The Governor has despite the security challenges in Katsina State recorded milestone achievements in education, infrastructure and health among others,” he said.

“Nagarta Radio has in the last 17 years promoting peace among the people, but finance remains the major challenge of the media. We call on both state and federal governments to support the media to deliver its role of promoting peace,” he said.

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