Independence Day: Let’s Build a Nation of peace, unity


Nigerians have been urged to build a nation of our collective dream where freedom, peace and unity reign. The immediate past Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, stated this in his Independence Day message to Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 57th independence celebration.

According to the former governor, peaceful co-existence is key to a nation’s prosperity as nothing functions in an unstable democracy. Thanking God for preserving the country through the trying periods experienced in recent past, he said Nigeria is destined for greatness and so “we have every reason to celebrate considering our inbuilt capacity to surmount challenges”. While appealing to the rich to invest more in the local economy as one of the ways to tackle the recession syndrome headlong, he also urged government at various levels to provide conducive environment for industries and businesses to operate.

By so doing, the acute problems of unemployment, insecurity, unrest and poverty ravaging the land will reduce as more jobs will be created for the citizenry, he stressed. The former Governor also urged Nigerians to be committed to the promotion of democracy and good governance by choosing the right leaders to make the country prosper in every sector of nationhood.


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