Since gaining Independence in 1960, Nigeria has been thriving to become a nation and also to develop. But, 60 years down the lane we are not yet there.
As it is now, we are like a project site in progress. Everyday of our lives: governments, lawmakers, professionals, labourers, artisans goes out of our homes to various working sites contributing our quotas in the Nigerian development project, which is a sign that, as a nation, even with the odds, we are not relenting, we are not sleeping on our oars, we are working against the tides that are rocking the nation.
Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and member representing Kaura Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Gideon Lucas Gwani made the assertion in his message to the people of his constituency and the nation at large on the occasion of the nation 60th birthday.
It is very unfortunate that at 60, Nigeria still grapples with poverty, hunger, insecurity, death from opportunistic diseases, unemployment etc. However, we are seeking solace in the fact that we are working hard and one day we shall reap from the works of our hands. All developed nations of the world have walked through this path before, before they withered their storms.
So, I’m urging us to put our hope on this country and continue to work towards its development as we have no any home apart from this. We must put all hands on deck to see to the progress of this country.
It is a pity that this year’s independent anniversary is overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic. I have said it before and I will say it again, Covid-19 is real and we must observe the social distancing rule to protect ourselves and others to forestall the spread of the virus.
I am also calling our people to work hard and sustain the current peaceful atmosphere we are enjoying, after the many attacks and killings in Southern Kaduna. We must unite to fight against the evil that is crippling the peace that enjoyed amongst us for years.