“… as he appeals to NLC, TUC to shelve planned strike, give government more time for dialogue in the interest of the nation…”
Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has appreciated Nigerians for their loyalty and support to the government since independence in the country.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Gwamna and made available to newsmen in Lafia today.
Abdullahi said that the progress and development achieved so far in the country was as a result of Nigerians loyalty and support to both the past and present governments in the country.
The Speaker congratulated all Nigerians at 63 and Nasarawa State at 27 on the successful Independence day celebration and wished them more fruitful years ahead.
” I want to appreciate our founding fathers for ensuring that we got independence in the country.
” Since we got independence in the country, so far so good, the country is progressing and is moving forward despite our challenges, we are not stagnant as a nation and as a state,” he said.
The Speaker also urged Nigerians to use the Independence anniversary and reflect on the sacrifices of the nation’s founding fathers.
He called on all and sundry to strive towards ensuring that the labour of the nation’s founding fathers were never in vain by contributing positively to the development of the country.
Besides, the Speaker has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to shelve their planned indefinite strike in national interest.
” I want to appeal to the leadership of the NlC and TUC to shelve their planned strike in the interest of peace and for the overall development of the country,” he said.
Abdullahi said that the strike would affect the socio-economic activities of the country negatively, hence the need of his call in that direction and the need for more time and realistic dialogue.
The Speaker called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the nation’s unity, peace, progress and development.
He also called on the people of the state and Nigerians to support President Bola Tinubu, Gov. Abdullahi Sule and other leaders to succeed.
” I want to call on Nigerians to continue to pray and support President Bola Tinubu, His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule and other leaders to succeed.
The Speaker called on the people of the state and Nigerians to continue to remain law abiding, respect constituted authorities and live peaceful with one another for development to thrive.