Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas has called on Muslims to use the Eid-El Kabir Sallah celebration and pray for peace and unity in Nigeria.
Namdas while talking to journalists at his Ganye residence after performing the Sallah prayers sat the Gangwari Central mosque said no meaningful development can be achieved without peace. He, therefore, asked citizens to pray for the return of peace and normalcy to all the troubled parts of Nigeria.
“This is a special period for the Muslim community all over the world, and the most important thing for us now is to embrace peace as citizens of this country. In a situation where insecurity is the order of the day, citizens should not give up hope but pray for the return of peace and tranquility,” Namdas said.
The federal lawmaker who is aspiring to contest the office of the governor of Adamawa state advised citizens to avoid attitudes and comments that will fuel crisis in the country.
“Without peace, there would be no meaningful development. Nothing good can be achieved in a crisis atmosphere that is why we as citizens need to continue to hold a positive mindset and ensure that peace becomes our watchword and that should be shown in our attitudes,” Namdas said.
The governorship hopeful who is the chairman of the house of Representatives Committee on the Army regrets the recently shut down of an air force alpha jet and the killing of thirteen policemen by bandits in Zamfara.
He assured that the military is intensifying efforts to ensure that all issues of insecurity in the country are dealt with.
Namdas said that Nigeria will soon receive delivery of some military hardware which he believes will boost the morale of troops fighting insurgency in the Northeast and banditry in the northwest as well as other security challenges across the country.
“The issue of bandits shooting down an air force jet is a thing of concern to us. As much as we are worried, I want to also assure you that we as legislators have been doing our best in ensuring speedy approvals that concern the purchase of military equipment and I’m sure that the executive is also doing its best.
” It is worrisome that bandits are operating in the northwest, Boko Haram in the northeast, IPOB in the southeast, in the north-central it is cattle rustling and farmer herders crisis and other criminal elements in the southwest. It is a thing of concern. But once we receive delivery of the military equipment the federal government has purchased, I assure you this issue will be in the past,” Namdas added.