MINNA – The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has called on Nigerians to shun acts capable of plunging the entire country into avoidable crisis.
The Chairman of the forum and Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, said this in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Israel Ebije, in Minna yesterday.
It stated that the unity and development of Nigeria must be kept sacred and urged all stakeholders to remain focused on maintaining peaceful coexistence in 2015.
It stated that the forum enjoined Nigerians to enter 2015 with renewed hopes and to explore positively the numerous opportunities of the year.
The statement urged Nigerians to ensure that the forthcoming general elections was successful, adding that needless bickering must be avoided.
“We must all make sure that the forthcoming general election is devoid of violence.
“The electoral body and other critical establishments connected to the forthcoming elections must be ready to go extra miles in the execution of their respective assignments.
“We also expect security agencies to subject their personnel to necessary pre-election monitoring trainings and programmes.
“It is, indeed, instructive for politicians to desist from overheating the polity with inciting comments, hate speech as well as blackmail.
“We should think of what will benefit the entire country than what individuals stand to gain,’’ it stated.