Nigeria will soon reinvent itself, says Masari
Ayade sues for peace, good governance
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has said that despite the myriad of socio-economic challenges Nigeria is facing, there is light at the end of the tunnel for the country.
In a statement by his Senior Special Adviser on Media, Abdu Labaran, to mark Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary, Masari lamented that the country had in recent years experienced daunting problems that were exacerbated by economic recession.
He said though the country was not where it ought to be at 57, it could still make it to the Promised Land but that rededication to national interest was paramount to achieving this goal.The governor, who commended Nigerians for holding fast to a united Nigeria, called for prayers for the country’s leaders to move the nation in the desired direction.
He also assured Nigerians residing in the state of adequate security irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliation.He said: “I must commend Nigerians for resolutely holding fast to the cause of a united Nigeria; the country has come this far because of the resolve of most of us to stick together in one united nation.
“Nigeria has come a long way as a united country because of the resolve and belief of most of us that in unity lies our strength and future.“Having come this far in unity, it was in our collective interest to remain united as any other way will be inimical to our collective aspiration.
“Although the country was not where it ought to be 57 years after Independence, we can still make it to the Promised Land if we rededicate ourselves to the cause of the nation, and put its interest over and above our individual aspiration.”
“At no time was Nigeria so challenged with myriad of daunting problems as is currently the case, all made worse by the global economic recession.“I call on Nigerians to remain steadfast in prayers for the nation and its leaders, in love for one another without regard for religious, regional or ethnic background.
“I am confident that with the current crop of leaders under the guidance of President Muhammadu Buhari, it will not be very long before Nigeria reinvents itself and take its rightful place in the community of advanced nations.”Meanwhile, Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has sued for peace and good governance.
Ayade stated this at Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary ceremony held yesterday at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar.He said: “I am delighted to address you today on the joyful event of the 57th anniversary of our independence. This joy stems from the fact that in spite of our differences, we have remained firmly united in the Nigeria federation.
“As an administration that is hugely committed to entrenching the needed change in governance, I am not unaware of the enormous challenges of our socio-economic and political development as a nation.”
Ayade said his administration had been hugely committed to establish the needed change in governance, saying: “Let me restate our unshakable collective resolve to live together in spite of our religious and cultural differences in order to enthrone peace, unity, justice, equity and harmony among the citizenry.
“Happily, our democracy is succeeding and as a people, we have proved our doubting critics wrong by the success of successive general elections held since the advent of democracy in 1999. Nigeria has remained united, indivisible and more cohesive to sustain the gains of our past development.”
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