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‘Nigerians Should Avoid Hate Speeches,’ Arewa Forum Says

The Arewa Consultative Forum has called on Nigerians to avoid hate speeches, be patient with one another, the government and continue to have hope as the nation’s challenges are insurmountable. They said this while addressing the nation on this year’s celebration of Eid-el-Kabir.

ACF, in a Sallah message signed by its national publicity secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, extended its felicitations and good wishes to the Muslim Ummah and other Nigerians.

“The Forum urges all Nigerians to avoid hate speeches, be patient with one another, with the government and continue to have hope as our current security and socioeconomic economic challenges are not insurmountable,” the statement read.

The forum appealed to governments at all levels to put in measures to ensure the security of lives and property.

It also asked all illegible voters to register and collect their Permanent Voters Card “as the only weapon they can use to exercise their civic responsibility during the 2019 general elections and hold the elected leaders accountable.

“Furthermore, we urge Nigerians to avoid violent acts during and after elections, as they only destroy our democratic process and peaceful coexistence as well as make meaningful socioeconomic impossible.

“In the same vein, ACF appeals to the youths to avail themselves to opportunities offered by government and add value to themselves and to the communities rather than take to violent acts that come with poverty, unemployment, and frustrations.”

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