Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nkiru Onyejeocha has called on Nigerians to commit to ensuring the unity of country.
Onyejeocha in her Independence Day message said a developing country like Nigeria must have a united people to record measurable progress.
The lawmaker described Diamond Jubilee theme: “Together we shall” as apt. This is as she said the message for the Independence Day celebration should be viewed as a clarion call for citizens to rededicate themselves to nation building.
“The Future of our country hinges on our unity, resilience and the sacrifices we make as a purpose driven generation.
“The Nigerian youth must never give up nor cultivate the notion or accept the conviction that all is not well with the nation but garner ideas activated towards nation building whilst focusing on those areas that progressively gives us the opportunity to grow as a nation”, she said in the personally signed statement.
Onyejeocha hailed Nigerians as resilient people, adding that citizens have a central role in the country’s plans to reposition itself post COVID-19 pandemic.
Read full statement bellow:
My Dearest Nigerian Citizens,
Every October 1, we celebrate Independence Day as the national festival of Nigeria. This Day marks the anniversary of national independence from the British Government on October 1, 1960.
COVID-19 has indeed changed the tides of event in our nation as other global communities.
Yet through it all the resolve of the people in all sense of humanity has kept us going, the perseverance through these trying period has seen us rise above the travesty of the COVID19 and also given us a greater urgency at emphasizing the need to put nationhood first, through the sacrifice of various organs of government working together to keep us ahead of challenges brought by the COVID19 pandemic.
Post pandemic and the anniversary of our independence – a very important day in our history and in the hearts of every Nigerian citizen and as a nation, we celebrate this day with the full spirit of patriotism.
As a sovereign state, our country has the power to uphold the torch of a great country by taking deliberate steps to lead by example, maximize the role of the voice of the people.
The Future of our country hinges on our unity, resilience and the sacrifices we make as a purpose driven generation.
The Nigerian youth must never give up nor cultivate the notion or accept the conviction that all is not well with the nation but garner ideas activated towards nation building whilst focusing on those areas that progressively gives us the opportunity to grow as a nation.
This year’s theme; “Together we shall” is a call and charge for all of us both to put nationhood first before self, knowing fully well that united we stand and divided we fall.
It’s a new day to remember our strides as a nation and the echoes that should resonate from the cities to the hinterland is a message of togetherness.
Truly, my fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and our beloved children, as a mother, I stand positive, reassured in the strength in our diversity for that is what makes us a prosperous people, a people full of potential and led by their resilience to excel and in the complete resolution that Together we shall” triumph.
Happy 60th independence Anniversary
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Honorable Nkeriuka Onyejeocha
Representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia State.
Deputy Chief Whip
Nigeria’s House of Representatives.