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Nigeria Has Become a War Front And a Laughing Stock – Gen TY Danjuma

April 21, (THEWILL)- Former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Yakubu, has lamented the disgraceful nature of the country, stressing that the country has become a war front where killings reign.

The elder statesman made this remark on Friday, during the Nwonyo Fishing and Cultural Festival held in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Lamenting that Nigeria had become a laughing stock to the rest of the world, Danjuma said it was imperative for Nigerians to put their house in order by focusing on how to tackle the incessant insecurity and other vices bedeviling the country.

“The festival stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Taraba State that we cherish and celebrate with great pride. It showcases our cultural values and serves as a symbol of our unity. Let us take a moment to reflect on the significance of the occasion. It is a symbol of resilience and determination of our people in the face of daunting challenges.

“Let us renew our commitment to promoting peace, harmony and celebrate the bonds that unite us as one family. May this occasion be a reminder of who we are and the strength that lies in our unity.

“We must put our own house in order and have peace in our state and throughout the country if we want this to be truly an international festival. There is no sane foreigner who will come to celebrate with us if we continue to disgrace ourselves as we do.

“As we are today in Nigeria, we are a disgrace to the whole world. The whole country is a war front of our people killing our people. We are a laughing stock to the whole world. We must put our house in order. We must make our roads safe and stop kidnapping people. We must learn to live together as a country and as a people”, the General said.

Taraba State Governor, Dr Agbu Kefas, in his remarks, said that his government is committed to ensuring justice and peace so that development can take its rightful course.

Agbu stressed that as nature’s gift to the nation, Taraba must showcase its numerous potentials to the rest of the world, only then can the potentials be fully utilised.

On his part, the Governor of Adamawa State, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri commended the Taraba State government for reviving the festival after 10 years of negligence and enjoined the people to utilise the occasion to unite and live in peace with one another.

The festival that began today, the 18th of April is expected to come to a finish tomorrow, April 20, 2024.


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