Nigeria @60: OBA Calls for Sober Reflection

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…. says Nigeria can only be better developed by Nigerians

The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District in the Senate, Obong Bassey Albert has called for a sober reflection, as Nigeria Marks her 60th Independence Day celebration.  The call was contained in the Anniversary message by the Senator to the people of Nigeria.

OBA in his message said that amidst the celebration, there was a need to ponder on the dire lessons of the Nigeria history and hold on to the fact that “though tribes and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand”. He urged Nigerians to arise as compatriots and reinvent the Nigeria we dream, where “peace and justice shall reign”.

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“As we celebrate, let us ponder on the dire lessons of our history, using this period as a time for sober reflection. Let us hold on to the fact that “though tribes and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand”. As the giant of Africa, we must arise as compatriots and reinvent the Nigeria of our dream, where “peace and justice shall reign”, OBA said.

The Distinguished Senator called on leaders in the various strata of our society, vis-à-vis the government, formal and informal sectors, to unite and be conscientious in conduct and service to ensure a healthier and prosperous nation.

According to him: “That we successfully overcame a daunting 30-month civil war, infers that with unity of purpose, sincerity and total commitment, we shall equally overpower and put behind us the seemingly intractable cases of insurgencies, and other avalanche of criminalities like banditry and kidnapping.”

OBA pointed out that Nigeria can only be better developed by Nigerians, adding that the collective resolve by the Nigerian people to enthrone peace, tranquility and good governance will ensure that the labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain. 

He used the occasion to thank President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the country’s pathfinders, heroes and successive leadership for their inputs towards the independence, survival and development of our country Nigeria. He also appreciated Governor Udom Emmanuel, and the people of Akwa Ibom State on this landmark celebration and wished all Nigerians a happy independence celebration.