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Maitama Sule Wants FG To Extend Town Hall Meeting To Other States

Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative at the United Nations, has advised the Federal Government to extend the town hall meeting to other states in the country.
Sule gave the advice at the town hall meeting held at the Government House, Kano, on Friday.
NAN reports that the meeting was organised by the Federal Government as part of activities to commemorate the one year anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the advice became necessary so as to enable Nigerians, particularly the common man to express their minds on the achievements or otherwise recorded by the government.
He specifically commended the Federal Government for initiating the programme in the indigenous languages of the people.
He said the initiative would also enable the government to know the feelings of Nigerians on its policies and programmes.
Sule urged the government to ensure that the forum was conducted periodically in addition to ensuring its sustenance.
The former envoy commended Buhari for tackling insurgency, especially in the North-East, pointing out that peace had since been restored in the region.
He, however, called on Nigerians to continue to support the government in its determined effort to develop the country.
“You can destroy within a short period of time but reconstruction or rebuilding the structure can take a long time.
“This administration came when the economy of country is in bad shape because of a number of reasons,’’ he said.
He urged the Federal Government to take the necessary steps to revitalise moribund industries and power sector to boost Socio-economic activities in the country.
Earlier, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had told the meeting that the decision to conduct the meeting in the indigenous language would give people the opportunity to participate fully in programme.
According to him, similar meeting will be conducted in Yoruba and Igbo languages in subsequent editions of the programme.

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