Don’t lose hope, Akpabio urges Nigerians

The Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 63rd Independence Anniversary.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Eseme Eyiboh, the Senate President while acknowledging current challenges in the polity, said that there were many landmark achievements in the nation’s 63 years to give a sense of optimism for a better tomorrow.

While noting the struggles that Nigeria has passed through as a country in the last 63 years, Akpabio said that each country has its unique path with unique challenges it must pass through.

Affirming that the fabrics of national cohesion are increasingly being embraced by the unique Nigerian struggles, he said he was confident to assert that Nigeria was now on the correct pathway to rediscovery.

He stated, “As we reminiscence on our 63 years as a country it is tempting to allow present economic and security considerations becloud the triumphs of our nationhood.

“I dare say that in several fields of endeavour, the world has reckoned and continues to reckon with Nigeria in business, politics, sports and the arts.

“Indeed, I must today salute Nigerian music and showbiz stars who have almost through sheer grit and grace taken the world stage with several individual accomplishments.”

“It is against this background that I call on Nigerians everywhere not to give up hope in the nation.”

Pledging the determination of the National Assembly under his leadership to give the legislative framework to advance the nation to greater heights, Senator Akpabio said, “I make this pledge on the occasion of our nation’s Independence Anniversary that the National Assembly under my leadership will continue to provide legislations and other parliamentary initiatives to push forward the Nigeria of our dreams.

“What I ask of every citizen is to do their part in the collaboration between government and the populace in making tomorrow a better Nigeria for all.”

“I congratulate the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, GFCR on being the unique Nigerian with the unique opportunity of turning Nigeria towards the country of our dreams.

“On behalf of my colleagues in the National Assembly, I pledge to assist him within the limits of constitutional provisions in this drive.

“My congratulations also go to all my colleagues in the National Assembly and Nigerians as a whole on this unique anniversary.”

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