A member of the Kogi State House of Assembly representing Lokoja State Constituency 11, Hon. Idris Ndako, has appealed to both Muslims and Christians to unite and give their support to the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government’s efforts towards ensuring lasting peace in the country.
Ndako, who made the appeal while distributing food items to Muslims for Salah celebration today, said efforts of the government would only be meaningful when both parties see themselves as one entity irrespective of religion, tribe; language and party differences.
In a chat with Kogiwatch in his Felele residence, in Lokoja, he said: “Let us work together, both Christians and Muslims and support the government of the day so that our country would be better off. The present government will not go back in its efforts to ensure a corrupt-free nation.”
Meanwhile, he has provided food items such as rice, noodles, vegetable oil, salt, tomatoes, beverages and cash donations to the Muslim brothers and sisters for the Eid al-fitr celebrations. Both party and non-party supporters of the Muslim community in the constituency benefited from the donations; including the physically-challenged.
According to him, in time of festivity, God Almighty (Allah) approves that we share with others whatever we have such as food, drinks, and any edible items that come from our heart, noting that it always pays to give to others.
“I know it has not been so easy. Most people are not finding it easy. So, I think I should be with them, felicitate, and rejoice with them in good and bad times. That is why I am doing this.
“All I know is that they are members of my constituency. I cannot provide all their needs. Whatever I can do to assist them I will and leave the rest to God.
“I love serving people and giving to others. I am better off when I give to others even if I am hungry. I believe in sharing with others.
“I hope to continue to serve my constituency, Kogites and the entire nation, to be a mouth piece for them. I will continue to work for my party. All I know is that I am a servant, we will continue to work for the benefit of our people,” Ndako stated.
He commended Governor Yahaya Bello for his visionary transformation of the state, adding that Kogi is a state to be counted upon in terms of good governance in Nigeria.
According to him, the Kogi State government is committed to delivering the dividends of democracy through infrastructural development, including roads, schools, health centres that would give meaning to the lives of residents.
While commending the governor’s determination to achieving good road network, Ndako appealed to the state governor to give priority attention to the inner roads, including Jamata-Abugi Road, adding that inner roads are critical to the development agenda of the government.
“We need roads, especially internal roads. Though there is fund constraint, the truth is that if we can develop the inner roads, it will speed up even development,” he said.
The lawmaker noted that members of the House and other principal officers had resolved to join hands with the government in order to move Kogi State forward.
“Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly are aware that Kogi is a state with high level of standard and excellence. We will support the governor and help him move Kogi State forward,” he said.
Recall that Ndako, at the commencement of Ramadan fasting distributed food items and cash to Muslims in his constituency.