By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, visited former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar and former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida at their uphill residences in Minna, Niger State on Sunday September 11, 2022.
A statement signed by the DG (Press Affairs), Ismaila Uba Misilli, dated Sunday September 11, 2022 said, speaking to newsmen at the residence of General Abubakar, Governor Inuwa said he visited the elder statesman to check on his health, having been recuperating.
“General Abdulsalam is our father and elder statesman. Knowing him has been a blessing to us. I came to greet him as he recovers from the recent ailment that he had. I pray that God will continue to see him through his life,” he stated.
He said that the two former leaders are carrying out their duty in guiding and advising the citizens on how to live together as one, saying, “their efforts should be applauded”.
Asked to speak about the state of insecurity in the country, the Gombe State Governor said, “Gombe has been able to maintain its peace amidst diversity because the people have realized their differences early, and worked to address them”.
“In Gombe, you will find that some families have both Christians and Muslims, it is a cosmopolitan settlement and a small Nigeria. We realized our differences early on and seek to address them. We have tried to maintain peace and understanding in the spirit of nationhood and brotherhood”, he maintained.
On the chances of All Progressives Congress, APC in the north-east geo-political zone, Governor Inuwa stressed that “we are strong in our resolve to win the 2023 general elections “.
The Governor also visited his Niger State counterpart, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at the Government House, Minna.
Governor Inuwa was accompanied on the visit by Managing Director of Lubell Nigeria Ltd, Arc Yunusa Yakubu.