Senator Uba Sani greets military troops – the Sun Nigeria
By Noah Ebije, Kaduna
As Nigeria celebrates the 61st anniversary of independence, Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna Central) praised the country’s troops fighting to secure the country, saying the agents of instability will soon be degraded.
Senator Sani noted that this year’s independence anniversary is a solemn one as the country is at war with elements determined to reverse progress as a nation and as a people.
In a birthday message to Kaduna, the lawmaker noted that unless these forces of regression are decimated, Nigeria cannot resume normal movement and normal business.
“Our governments and our security forces have put pressure on the criminal elements. They are on the run. They are gradually demystified. With sustained operations, stability and peace will be restored.
“Nigeria’s biggest challenge remains to forge a Nigerian nation to effectively deal with its differences, which retrograde forces have exploited to ‘put a knife’ into what holds it together.
“They came in different forms; insurrection, banditry, secession, kidnapping. They destroyed many communities. They wasted lives. They destroyed the livelihoods of the people. They are stupid. They are mean. But their days are numbered.
“I urge Nigerians to give full support to the security agencies in the ongoing operations across the country. Credible intelligence is the key to a successful operation. We must remain vigilant and contribute our quota to securing our communities.
“We need to initiate community dialogues in order to build lasting peace in our communities. No development is possible in an environment where peace is lacking.
“I congratulate Governor Nasir El-Rufai for the measures he is taking to subdue the criminal elements in Kaduna State. Let us fully support it. All the weight of the law and the power of the state is exercised on the boastful criminal elements. They are out of breath. Our communities and people will breathe properly again.
“I join my dear compatriots and supporters around the world in thanking Almighty God for supporting our country for the past 61 years. We have made a lot of progress. We have missed many opportunities. We were faced with enormous challenges. But we are not discouraged. We are a resilient people; very resourceful, innovative, hardworking and forward-looking, ”he said.
Greeting the residents of the central senatorial area of Kaduna, the senator said he remains fully committed to their well-being and progress, urging them to keep the faith and persevere as the key obstacle to their continued progress, which is banditry, is fought head-on.