Vice Chairman of Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has said that Nigerians have reasons to celebrate the country’s 54 years of Independence.
Abatemi-Usman who represents Kogi Central Senatorial District on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated this on Wednesday in Abuja in his Nigeria’s 54th Independence Anniversary message.
He said having lived together as a people all this while in spite of the manifold problems that have confronted the nation is enough reason to celebrate.
He noted that though bad leadership and corruption might have been responsible for the country’s economic woes, the PDP government led by President Goodluck Jonathan would continue to work hard to change the situation for the betterment of the entire citizenry.
“I congratulate the entire citizens of Nigeria on the celebration of our 54th Independence anniversary. Things may not have been rosy as they ought to be for us as a people after 54 years of self-governance, but I think there is hope that we will get to the promise land.
“Some have said that we do not have any reason to celebrate. But I must say that we have reasons to celebrate,” he stated.
“I want to assure Nigerians that this current government under the able and dynamic leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan, of which I am part of as a federal lawmaker, will continue to do its best to salvage the country and put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.
“Let us continue to live in peace among ourselves and it shall definitely be well with us all,” he stated.
Source : Daily Independent