By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko says Nigeria had made steady progress in the last nineteen of uninterrupted democratic rule.
A statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani and issued on Tuesday quoted Wamakko as commending Nigerians for believing and trusting in their leaders.
“Although it is a matter of opinion, the truth is that, we are making progress. Nigeria has successfully transited from a civilian administration to another civilian administration.
“This enviable feat was happily recorded without any attempt for any military incursion as against what obtained in the past,” Wamakko stated.
He further stated that Nigerians now had the opportunity to speak their minds on their leaders on what was being done right or wrong, at all levels.
While acknowledging that the speed of the progress might be slow, Wamakko said a lot of achievements had been recorded.
“We are working hard to ensure that all Trunk A roads in the north get the required attention they deserve. The 2018 budget has a lot of packages for the north. Work is going progressively on Sokoto to Jega to Yauri to Kontagora, as well as Sokoto to Gusau to Funtua to Zaria roads. Very soon, Nigerians will be seeing surprises.”
Admonishing Nigerians to continue to respect one another politically, religiously and ethnically, Wamakko underscored the need for more religious tolerance between the various religious and ethnic groups in the country.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and we must work together to build a strong country for Nigerians and even generations yet unborn,” he stated.