Former President Goodluck Jonathan, governors from across the country, Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Reps, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, among others, preached unity and peaceful co-existence as Nigeria marks 57th independence anniversary today.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos – East, called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of oneness.”We are not only coming out of the recession, we are coming out of it with a diversified economy, a more entrepreneurial population, lesser dependence on crude oil, a more informed people, a more solid foundation for our economy and the institutions of state”, he said in his message. Nigeria making gradual process – Peterside The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, in his message, said that despite going through difficult times since independence, Nigeria has remained one and is beginning to make steady progress under President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Peterside said, “I praise the resilience and patience of Nigerians who has endured the difficult times before giving their mandate to President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue the nation from her drift and provide credible leadership”.