By Hussaini Hammangabdo, Yola
Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has tasked politicians to advance democracy, peace and prosperity for development of the country.
Fintiri in a message Thursday to mark Nigeria at 60, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of commemorating the nations Independence Day.
“It is with great pleasure that I extend congratulations to Nigerians on the occasion of the nations 60th anniversary celebrations “. He said.
He stressed that after two decades of democratic process, the Political class must advance democracy, peace and prosperity through mutual interests based on shared democratic values.
“It is possible to achieve a truly free society rooted in common values in order for democracy to thrive”.
While congratulating Adamawa people and Nigerians for witnessing the diamond anniversary, he advised against allowing those challenges threatening the nations co-existence, but rather see challenges as possibilities.
The Governor notes that the 2020 anniversary theme “Nigeria @60 together” presents an opportunity for joint efforts to confront the twin crisis of COVID-19 and poverty through deepening capacity cooperation to overcome challenges.
He regretted that these are trying times in Nigerian history and tasks all to endeavour to bring together an ever-divided country. He said “We fought an unfortunate civil war, been through cycle of conflicts and crisis and most recently kidnapping and insurgency, but going forward, we must fight obstacles to moving forward the boundaries of freedom, the only danger to the hope that is Nigeria. Let’s borrow from our founding fathers and preserve the better Nigeria they have hoped for in our journey to nationhood”.
“We will not fail to liberate our people, to restore material wealth and true essence of democracy and bringing prosperity in our social contract with the people of the state”.
“We stand ready to help restore the pride of the people, heal the cruel legacies of suspicion, underdevelopment unemployment, poor housing and inadequate education and security”.he maintained.