Nigeria’s 60th Independence: President Buhari reiterates lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years

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President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the nation as Nigeria marks its 60th Independence anniversary

On October 1st 1960 when Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa received the constitutional instruments symbolizing Nigeria’s independence, he expressed his wish that Nigeria having acquired its rightful status as an independent sovereign nation, history would record that the building of the nation proceeded at the wisest pace.

This optimism was anchored on the peaceful planning, full and open consultation and harmonious cooperation with the different groups which culminated in Nigeria emerging as a country without bitterness and bloodshed. These were the words of President Muhammadu Buhari during his Independence Day broadcast while stating that Together Nigerians can change the nation’s condition for the better and more importantly, together Nigeria can do much more for as a country.

President Muhammadu Buhari is at the eagle square Abuja presiding over Nigeria’s 60th Independence celebration with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon; former President Goodluck Jonathan and other personalities in attendance.

Also in attendance before the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari who is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces were all the Service Chiefs, Heads of Government agencies, invited guests and the general public.

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