The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado-Bayero, has appealed to both Federal and Niger State governments to urgently repair all roads across the State.
Ado-Bayero, who is also the Chairman, Kano State Council of Traditional Rulers made the call on Tuesday night in Bida, Niger State, at a cultural night organised by Etsu Nupe to mark his official visit to his kingdom.
According to the monarch, the call has become imperative as he has observed that almost all the roads in the state were in a terrible condition
He explained that the urgent rehabilitation of the roads would improve the living condition of the people
The royal father further said that the bad condition of the roads was hampering the socio economic development of the State and the country at large.
Ado-Bayero noted that Niger state was very crucial to the socio-economic and political development of Nigeria, because of its prime location in the middle of the country.
According to him, Niger State serves as a gate way to both the Northern and Southern parts of the country, as such it requires durable and state-of-the-art road network.
Speaking on the relationship between Kano and Niger states, the monarch averred that the two States in general as well as Kano and Bida emirates in particular, enjoyed cordial relationship for centuries, resulting in mutual benefits.
In his address of welcome, the Etsu Nupe, and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, stressed the need for all Nigerians to be united and live in peace with one another.
According to Etsu Nupe, without peace and unity, socio-economic development will continue to elude any society.
Alhaji Abubakar said that there was the need for all Nigerians to continue to learn to live in peace with each other, irrespective of religious, tribal, political or ethnic differences.
“Nigeria has great potential; our diversity should be a source of strength, people must learn to tolerate and get along with each other,” he said.
Yahaya noted that history had shown that countries that make progress are those whose communities live in peace with each other.