Vice President Kashim Shettima, has called on Nigerians to embrace each other to fight poverty, destitution and backwardness in the country.

Shettima gave the advice in Masaka, Nasarawa State, on Thursday, while commissioning the 5-km Masaka-Luvu road in Karu Local Government of the State.

The Vice-President also stressed the need for all citizens to learn to live together in peace to enhance national security, progress and development.

According to him, “There can never be any meaningful development without peace.

“I visited Jos, Plateau State, on Wednesday to commiserate and 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.”

Shettima, who was the Special Guest of honour at the event, used the opportunity to commend Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa for maintaining peace in his domain.

He urged Nigerians to resist acts that could lead to anarchy.

Champion fight against poverty, destitution – Shettima tells Nigerians

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