The Atiku Kawai Media Group (AKMG) has lamented that Nigeria’s unity is under threat on a large scale due to the prevailing insecurity and economic predicaments bedevilling the nation.
Spokesman of the group, Abdurrahman Suleiman, who said this Friday in Abuja, on the 61st independence anniversary of the nation, however urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country.
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The pro-Atiku group challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything possible to address the problems facing the nation.
“Today we celebrate our freedom, our liberty. The first day of October marks our Independence Day. It’s a glorious day that we all honour the struggles of many brave hearts who fought for the country’s sovereignty.
“Over the years, we were acclaimed as the giant of Africa through excellence in virtually all aspects of life, a height our past heroes and we, all laboured for. The prevailing predicaments in our contemporary society posed serious threats to National integration, growth and development, a situation we all, never wished for.
“We call on the government to ameliorate worsening socio-economic conditions bedevilling the Nigerian polity and cement our sovereignty with sustainable development,” Suleiman said.
He also noted that the Independence Day celebration should serve as a reminder to Nigerians that they are one irrespective of diversity.
He said, “We must remain free in our minds, let our faith show in disposition and words, remain proud of the country that we stand for, and do all we can to make the country better for all of us.”