President Muhammadu Buhari has described the last 18 months as some of the most difficult in Nigeria’s history.
The President stated this in his Independence Day Anniversary broadcast on Friday morning.
He called on all Nigerians to come together to achieve peace and prosperity.
He recalled the efforts of the founding fathers of the nation and how their efforts in unity achieved what is today known as Nigeria, urging that the same spirit should be sustained.
“For 1st of October 1960 to happen, all hands were on deck. East, West, North all came together to celebrate freedom. Today should not only serve as a reminder of the day the British handed over the reins of power to Nigerians, but also unified Nigerians from all ethnic groups, religions and regions.
“Today, despite the challenges we face, most Nigerians still maintain the spirit of 1st October. That positive outlook and determination to make Nigeria a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is due to this collective attitude that Nigeria doggedly continues to remain a united and indivisible nation.
“Fellow Nigerians, the past eighteen months have been some of the most difficult periods in the history of Nigeria. Since the civil war, I doubt whether we have seen a period of more heightened challenges than what we have witnessed in this period,” he said.
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