Kogi: Sixtieth Independence Anniversary

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By Sunny Adebija – Lokoja

Deputy Speaker Kogi state House of Assembly, Ahmed Mohammed says Nigeria still remains a work in progress as insecurity has hindered its growth and development in recent times.

He stated while speaking to newsmen in lokoja on the occasion of Nigeria’s sixtieth Independence Anniversary.

Mr Mohammed who is also the member representing Ankpa one state constituency explained that insecurity resulting from insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and farmers herders clashes had been a setback for the nation.

He said although as the nation marked its independence improvements could be seen in the areas of rail transportation and diversification of the nations economy.

The lawmaker said the dividends of such improvements would be noticed in the nearest future.

He also said that the recent increase in the price of petrol and electricity tariff was causing untold hardship on the people hence the urgent need for government to diversify the economy and look for other sources of revenue.

Speaking on the unity of the nation and its restructuring, the lawmaker maintained that there was need for the six geo-political zones in the country to come together in agreement with the interest of the nation paramount.

He said these interest must be devoid of personal interest as restructuring remain key to the future of the country.

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