As Nigeria attains 60 years of Independence, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central) has urged Nigerians to face the long run with renewed hope.
Tinubu stated in a press release in Lagos on Wednesday that Nigerians ought to brace as much as the challenges that publish COVID-19 period may convey.
Based on the senator, Independence Day is essentially the most important day of historical past for each nation.
A part of the assertion learn: “It’s celebrated as soon as in a yr with a lot enthusiasm and vigour to commemorate the sacrifices of those that fought bravely to convey freedom for the nation and its prosperity.
“It’s the day that the desires of freedom from the colonial rule of our founding fathers and nationalists got here to a realisation, marking the beginning of a brand new period.”
Tinubu stated that Nigeria’s experiences within the years that adopted its independence – navy rule – civil battle, financial increase and return to democratic rule, amongst others – had certain the residents collectively.
“This provides us all a typical curiosity and heritage. If something is evident, it’s that disaster usually fosters unity.
”Nigeria has risen out of each problem, overcome the percentages and thrived.
“Although there’s a lot room for enchancment, it’s sure that regardless of our variations, we are able to overcome no matter challenges.”
Tinubu stated even within the face of the COVID-19 pandemic which crippled economies, Nigeria had thrived by drive of will and innovation, defying projections and expectations.
Tinubu stated that Nigerians ought to proceed to be progressive in assembly the calls for of the occasions and present patriotism by placing Nigeria’s unity first and eschewing tribalism and non secular intolerance.
“Greater than ever, we should, in our disposition, actions and phrases, present religion in the way forward for our nation.
Tinubu additional urged Nigerians to maximise the potentials and sources within the nation and construct a legacy that may transcend time.
“God bless Nigeria,” she prayed.