The National leader of All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said Kano and Lagos must remain peaceful in Nigeria.

The former Lagos state governor, spoke yesterday at the palace of the emir of Kano on a courtesy call as part of activities marking Tinubu’s birthday and colloquium in Kano.

He insisted that Kano and Lagos, which possess common population densities and hold economic growth, must lead other parts of the country on a peaceful mission.

He declared that both largest cities in the country must continue to promote unity, tolerance and peace among people of divergent background residing in the states, to show good example to other states

Tinubu who emphasised the urgent need for the country must return to the part of peace, stressed that the nation may find it difficult to manage its greatness amidst insecurity.

“Nigeria is going through difficult times, especially challenges of insecurity and other tough times. Yet there cannot be peace, development and industrial growth in the country in the absence of peace and stability.

“Kano being the most populous state of the Federation has enjoyed stability and peace despite the challenges in Nigeria. The governors have promoted unity, sustain one Nigeria in the face of differences. We must commend them”.

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero welcomed Tinubu to his palace and pledged the emirate’s support to Tinubu’s mission to lead the country to greater heights.

Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje had earlier introduced the visitor to the palace where he informed the emirate of Tinubu’s plan to mark his 65th birthday and annual colloquium in the city of Kano.