The Senator, representing Akwa Ibom North East and Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Assets (Upstream), Senator Bassey Albert Akpan had stated the 60th anniversary of Nigeria as a sovereign nation must be a time for sober reflection.
He added that the independence anniversary must be the second everybody, particularly the leaders come collectively to reinvent a nation the place peace, justice and prosperity thrive.
Senator Akpan made the assertion on Thursday in a press release tagged, ‘Nigeria at 60: Salute to our fatherland and time for sober reflection’ in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th unbiased anniversary.
In line with him, “as we have fun, allow us to ponder on the dire classes of our historical past, utilizing this era as a time for sober reflection. Allow us to maintain on to the truth that “although tribes and tongue might differ, in brotherhood we stand”. As the enormous of Africa, we should come up as compatriots and reinvent the Nigeria of our dream, the place “peace and justice shall reign.
He, nonetheless, expressed hope that as Nigeria overcame the 30month civil struggle, she shall additionally overcome insecurity challenges corresponding to insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping if there exits unity of objective, sincerity and complete dedication
The PDP Senator additionally lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Authorities on the brand new improvement plan to raise 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.
“That we efficiently overcame a frightening 30-month civil struggle, infers that with a unity of objective, sincerity and complete dedication, we will equally overpower and put behind us the seemingly intractable circumstances of insurgencies, and different avalanches of criminalities like banditry and kidnapping.
“Agenda 2030 as put ahead by President Muhammadu Buhari as the brand new improvement plan to raise 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 is a laudable imaginative and prescient. Nigeria can solely be higher developed by Nigerians.” He stated.