Nigeria at 60: Gbajabiamila optimistic of higher days forward

The Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated Nigeria has come a great distance and has surmounted many challenges up to now 60 years, noting that “issues are going to get higher.”

In a goodwill message to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, the Speaker eulogised and paid glowing tributes to Nigeria’s heroes, who made sacrifices for the nation to turn into what it’s right this moment.

Amidst myriad of challenges, Gbajabiamila stated, Nigerians are those that can save the nation and assist her to realize lofty heights.

“All of us love our nation Nigeria. But the reality is that our nation has not at all times lived as much as our expectations, and typically, it’s onerous to not be overcome by despair in regards to the truth of the place we’re and the perils on the horizon. I need you to know that issues are going to get higher.

“I maintain in my coronary heart the abiding fact that there’s nothing mistaken with our nation that can’t be fastened by what is true about our nation – and there’s nothing extra righteous about Nigeria than its folks.

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“We’re those who will save ourselves to realize the lofty heights of our nationwide anthem and make for our youngsters a nation the place peace and justice reign.”

Saying that the tribulations confronted up to now might have been sufficient to finish the Nigerian mission, Gbajabiamila stated “But, right here we’re, nonetheless striving with dedication and fervour, to fulfill and exceed the lofty guarantees of our nationhood.

“Immediately, on our nation’s 60th Independence Anniversary, that is what we have a good time – our indomitable spirit, our collective dedication to triumph in opposition to all the chances.

“We additionally have a good time our nation’s heroes; residents of each tongue, tribe, and creed, who’ve stepped as much as serve their communities, to assist our nation be higher, to guard our land and preserve us protected.

“We keep in mind the women and men of our nation’s armed forces who’re engaged within the varied theatres of battle, defending our territory, and defending our lifestyle. We keep in mind their households at house. And we are saying thanks from the underside of our hearts.

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“We keep in mind the soldiers who’ve given their lives in service of the homeland – troopers, medical doctors, and nurses – heroes all. From the taking place of the solar and within the morning, we are going to keep in mind them and their sacrifice, and honour their reminiscence to the tip of all eternity.

“We have a good time additionally, the atypical heroes of our lives – mother and father who every day make huge sacrifices to offer their kids a greater life than they’ve had; public servants who do their responsibility with dedication and integrity; younger people who find themselves working onerous to make our nation higher, utilizing expertise to design options that enhance our lives by fixing issues of well being care entry and monetary inclusion, public infrastructure and entry to high quality schooling,” he stated.

The Speaker stated Nigeria is on a ahead march to greatness and wouldn’t flip again, regardless of the obstacles encountered.

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