The national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said for Nigeria’s stability, it is necessary for Lagos and Kano States to remain peaceful given their large population and economic potential.
Tinubu said this on Sunday when he paid a courtesy visit to Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, as part of activities marking his (Tinubu) birthday.
Tinubu’s colloquium, tagged ‘Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth,’ is scheduled to take place on March 29, to mark his 69th birthday.
The former Lagos governor said Kano and the centre of excellence, which possess common population densities and hold economic growth, must lead other parts of the country on a peaceful mission.
He said the states must continue to promote unity, tolerance and peace among residents of divergent background to show good example to other states.
Tinubu said there is an urgent need for Nigeria to return to the path of peace, lest it becomes difficult to manage its greatness amid the poor security situation in the country.
“Nigeria is going through difficult times especially challenges of insecurity and other tough times. Yet there can not be peace, development and industrial growth in the country in the absence of peace and stability.
“Kano being the most populous state of the Federation has enjoyed stability and peace despite the challenges in Nigeria. The governors have promoted unity, sustain one Nigeria in the face of difference. We must commend them,”Tinubu said.