The Kebbi state governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has extolled the invaluable contributions of Nigeria’s founding fathers for laying seamless and formidable foundation for the nation.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Yahaya Sarki, said the governor also noted during his 60th independence anniversary broadcast that without the relentless struggles of the founding fathers; the current unity of Nigeria would have been a mirage.
The governor appealed to Nigerians to continue to fervently pray for them, as well as the current leaders for the unity and development of the country.
He said despite the problem of insurgency, COVID-19 and climatic change the country made an appreciable progress in the provision of infrastructure nationwide.
Governor Bagudu said in spite of numerous problems, the state recorded steady development in both human and infrastructural development and commended the President Muhammadu Buhari for his invaluable and tangible achievements recorded, in spite of insecurity and other challenges.
He said; “In spite of all this, democracy has prospered, Nigeria has remained one strong, indivisible country under President Buhari.”
In spite of the recent flood which ravaged the state, the governor said he has so far accommodated no fewer than fifty two thousand, nine hundred and fifty six flood victims, in one hundred and seventy five Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs’) camps across the state.
He said the figure does not include those displaced persons that squat with their neighbours, relatives and good will spirited individuals in all the areas affected.