59th Independence: Niger Govt. urges Nigerians to shun fake news, hate speech

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IBRAHIM Matane, the Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG) has urged Nigerians to shun fake news and hate speech for peace, progress and political stability in the country.

He made the call in a statement issued by his Information Officer, Lawal Tanko in Minna on Tuesday to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary.

Matane urged Nigerians to continue to extol the virtues of love, harmony, peaceful co-existence and respect for one another, irrespective of religious, political or social affiliations.

He explained that the enduring significance of the anniversary would find its true meaning if used as a platform for deep reflection and soul-searching on how far the country had gone as a nation.

He appealed to the Nigerlites to use the period to engender patriotism, unflinching loyalty and support to the programmes and policies of the present administration to achieve accelerated development.

He called on the people of the state to be more security conscious to overcome the challenges of banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping bedevilling some parts of the country.

He said that the present administration was  leaving no stone unturned in fashioning out strategies that would bring lasting solution to the security situation in the state.

NAN

-Oct 1, 2019 @ 09:41 GMT |

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