By Muhammad Goronyo, Sokoto
Governor Aminu WaziriTambuwal has commended the Igbo community in sokoto state for their outstanding socioeconomic contributions to the development of the state and Nigeria in general.
The Governor made the commendation on Sunday, at the Igbo day celebration marking the 5th year installation and new Yam Festival, held at Immigration Command and staff College, Sokoto.
The Governor represented by commissioner of Information, Barrister Bello Muhammad Goronyo praised the peaceful conduct of resident communities in the state particularly igbo community and urged them to maintain the tempo
The governor also explained that , his administration would continue to engage them in all matters affecting the development of the state.
He explained that such festivals no doubt reinforces faith in the unity and prosperity of the country
He said Sokoto as a custodian of islam in west Africa would continue to encourage peaceful co-existence among Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religion.for the progress and development of the country .
Governor Tambuwal stressed the need for Nigerians to shun anything capable of further plunging the country into crisis and implored relevant stake holders to rob minds with a view to addressing the myriad of crises in some parts of the country.
He added that sokoto would continue to maintain its peaceful disposition as the most peaceful state in the country and provide accommodation to Nigerians of diverse culture.
The Governor said that New yam festival as celebrated by Igbos, , is an African culture of devoting a period to thank God for good harvests.and announced a donation of N2million to the Igbo community.in the state.
Earlier Eze Tobi GBaghara Eze Ibgo III, commended the governor for his sustained support and cooperation to Igbo community in the state.
According to him, the igbos in the state are co -existing peacefullly with their host communities ,thereby conducting their businesses without any hindrance.in view of which he assured their continued support to the state government.
Highlight of the ceremony was the conferment of the Governor with the title of, ” Friend of Igbos “, by the Sokoto Chapter of Igbo community.