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Monarch Applauds Buhari For Reducing Cost Of Governance

Posted: Aug 4, 2015 at 6:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Michael David  –  Lafia 


Abaga Toni of Toni Chiefdom in Nasarawa state, Dr. Sylvester Ayih has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for reducing the cost of governance in the country for the benefit of all. The first class traditional ruler also called on the youths to embrace different skills acquisition programmes in order to become self employed. 

Abaga Toni  who gave the commendation and appeal on Saturday, in his palace, in Garaku, while addressing a delegation of Hausa/Fulani community from Kokona Local Government Area (LGA), who paid him a courtesy visit said that there was no way the government alone could provide jobs and all the basic amenities to the entire citizenry and urged every citizen to contribute his own quota.

He said, “First and foremost, I want to thank you for the visit and to reinstate my commitment in promoting peace and unity among the people irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation for the overall development of the country. “Government is doing its best in providing job opportunities to the youths but government alone cannot provide employment opportunities and other basic needs for its citizens that is why there is the need for all of us to help ourselves through embracing skills acquisition programmes.”

The monarch added that, “Due to the present economic situation in the country, President Buhari is doing his best in reducing the cost of governance through the slash of his and the Vice President salary and other entitlements that is why I have commended him for the good gestured.”

The Abaga Toni however said that there was need to further reduce the cost of governance in the country to enable the government attend to other problems such as poverty, unemployment, youths restiveness among other problems affecting the country.

Ayih also called on Nigerians not to relent in their efforts towards embracing skills acquisition programmes and engage in meaningful ventures in order to not just become self employed, but also become employers of labour.

The royal father reinstated that his emirate council was commitment to continue to initiate good policies that would promote peaceful co-existence among the people of the diverse ethnic, religious and political affiliation in the area and the state at large.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Malam Abdulkarim Abdullahi said that the visit was to appreciate the royal father’s efforts in promoting peace in the area and called on him to sustain the tempo. Abdullahi who is also the Executive Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) appealed to the  royal father to advise some of his district/village heads against being partisan in the interest of peace and National development.