The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, said Nigerians must be united for the nation’s economy and democracy to prosper.
Mr Akume stated this when he received in his office a delegation from the Forum of Former Deputy Governors of Nigeria, led by its chairman, Chris Alozie, in Abuja.
He said, “Nigerians must work together for the peace of the country and the development of our democracy and economy. We must be united always as a people. As the Sadauna of Sokoto used to say, the prime of the knowledge, our strength lies in our diversity. That is very true till this moment.
“Together, we will continue to come up with things that will continue to grow this democracy, grow our economy. That is what we need in this country. If there is prosperity, all of us will benefit. If there is chaos, all of us will be victims.
“So, given your maturity, I have every reason to believe that this forum will continue to play a key role in promoting the unity and stability of our dear country.”
The SGF assured the forum that he would attend its upcoming annual meeting scheduled for October 21.