30 September 2020 by James Itodo.
The president of the Senate Ahmad Lawan felicitates with Nigerians on the occasion of the 60th Independence Anniversary.
Senator lawan in a statement in Abuja calls on Nigerians to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of the country as a sovereign nation with auspicious sober reflection on the progress that we have made, the challenges that we face and the future that we desire as a nation.
‘It is in this sense that I consider the theme for the 60th Independence anniversary, “Together”, as apt. He said.
He stresses the need for patriotic Nigerians to have ample reasons to celebrate the fact that in spite of the clear challenges that the differences in our tongues, modes of worship and other elements of our diversity pose to nationhood, we have remained Together.
‘Our national journey may have been tortuous, our progress slow and unsteady, and primordial fears and sentiments may occasionally cast dark clouds over our unity and threaten our resolve to stick together, but if we look at great nations throughout history, we would realise that all such experiences are common features of nation-building.
Some of us may not see the wood for the trees due to some unmet expectations. But a broad perspective of issues will strengthen rather than weaken our aspiration of building a great Nigeria’
Senator calls for
commitment to the cause of building a nation in which none is oppressed and of which all is proud must therefore remain unshakable.