Vice president, Kashim Shettima, has stated that some persons in the northern part of the country are engaging in activities that could destabilise the region.
He warned such people to desist from creating tensions in the region as there can be no development when anarchy and strife thrive.
The number two man spoke on Thursday in Masaka, Nasarawa State, on Thursday while inaugurating the 5km Masaka-Luvu Road in Karu Local Government of the state.
Shettima’s comment is coming in the wake of the vicious attacks on villages in Plateau state that resulted in the death of almost 200 people.
He said “There can never be peace without development and there can never be development without peace. I was in Plateau State on Wednesday to sympathise with the people of Bokkos and Barikin Ladi Local Governments over the sad tragedy that befell us on Christmas eve.
“As Martin Luther King rightly said, ‘we either learn to live together as brothers or we perish together as fools. It is inconsiderable for any community to be an island unto itself.”
“I want to thank the governor’s fundamentally for maintaining that delicate peace balance. There are agents of destruction and purveyors of death, who are trying to inflame passion in most of the volatile parts of the North but we should resist that temptation to plunge us into a state of anarchy.”
He said the President was committed to the provision of infrastructure across the country, adding, “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has instructed me to convey to the good people of Nasarawa State that his government is poised to address the infrastructural deficit of our society.”
He stated that it behooved the people of Nasarawa to ensure that peace and unity thrives in the state.
He said “The President is interested in redefining the meaning and concept of modern leadership. It is for us in Nasarawa to maintain peace and amity, embrace one another for development to reach us.”