60th Anniversary: Nigeria’s Golden Years Witnessed Under Buhari – APC
The National leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) believes Nigeria will experience her golden years under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party expressed this optimism in a statement issued on Wednesday by its Spokesman, Yekini Nabena, to celebrate the country’s 60th independence anniversary celebration.
Nabena argued that Nigeria had made history in economic and political evolution in the last 60 years.
He said: “As Nigerians and friends of Nigeria all over the world celebrate the 6th decade of her independence from the British colony, our party, the governing All Progressives Congress assures that the golden years of this great Nation will return under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“There is no doubt that Nigeria has made great national history and nationalistic history makers from her economic and political evolution in the last 60 years.
“As a nation, we are better than where we were and with determination, faith and commitment to our fatherland close to where we should be.
“Today, we remember and salute our founding fathers who fought for the independence of our great country and also members of our Armed Forces, many of whom have paid the supreme price to defend Nigeria’s territorial integrity and keep our country united.”
He further argued that the country was better together than apart, adding that despite “our perceived differences, our strength and progress depend on our ability to harness our rich diversity.”
Continuing, Nebena gave Buhari a pat on the back fo what he claimed was the President’s commendable strides on so many fronts, despite “our inherited and current challenges.”
He listed the most significant of these strides to include: “the fight against graft, diversifying and revamping the economy, curbing insurgency and emerging crimes, promoting positive values in our national life, strengthening our democratic institutions and processes and achieving a respectable international standing.”
He called on Nigerians to “reflect on this moment of ours. Reflect on where we have left, where we are now and where we ought to be. It is high time we showed love to ourselves and the country at large more than ever before. It is high time we got more security conscious, support the programmes and policies of the current administration for the betterment of all.
“It is the responsibility of all to patriotically contribute to make our nation greater. We need to pray more and love our nation the more and do the right thing at all times.”
While praying that the labour of the country’s past heroes should not be in vain, he congratulated Buhari, past and present leaders and Nigerians on the celebration of the day.
Nigeria got her independence from Britain on October 1st 1960 and became a republic in 1963.