Nigeria @ 59: Our challenges, a ‘process towards greatness’ – Lawan


Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has said that Nigeria’s challenges are a process to greatness. The Senate President stated this in a statement to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day. He said, “I felicitate with fellow Nigerians at home and abroad on the occasion of the 59th Independence Anniversary of our dear country, Nigeria.

“As Nigeria comes of age, with its people increasingly asserting themselves in every sphere of life across the globe, there is indeed much to be proud of in being a Nigerian. Let us count our blessings and be driven forward by them. “But there is still much to be done to fully realise the lofty dreams that inspired our founding fathers in their brave struggle that ended colonialism on our shores 59 years ago. We must never lose sight of our God-given potentials and we must be prepared to do our part in realising Nigeria’s greatness.

“For this generation of Nigerians, we must not waver or be discouraged by the challenges of nation-building. The current challenges that Nigeria is going through are definitely not insurmountable and should be seen as a necessary process towards the attainment of greatness. “Therefore, our historic mission today is to keep in mind those dreams of our founding fathers, put our hands to the plow of nation-building and hand over to future generations a great foundation to build on.

“The thrust of my goodwill message is to admonish my fellow compatriots to continue to have faith that Nigeria will be great and remain the indissoluble entity envisioned by our founding fathers.


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