The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said Nigeria’s 61 years of Independence, provides a strong source of unity and strength.
Buni said the long history of integration among the various ethnic, and socio-cultural groups should be a source of unity in diversity for the country.
A statement issued on Thursday by his Director General, Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed quoted Buni as saying “at 61 years, Nigerians should concentrate on issues that unite the country rather than divisive tendencies.”
According to the statement, the APC chairman also added although Nigeria might not have reached where it want to be after 61 years of independence yet, Nigerians have cause to celebrate it existence as a country.
He said, “We may have some challenges but we still remain a united country with lots of hope to prosper and attain greatness as a united country.
“We should remember that every country including the developed nations have their challenges, ours should not be an exception to contest our existence as a country and provoke our growth and development.
“We should face the challenge and contribute to national growth and development for us to collectively achieve our target of a better Nigeria.”
He further opined that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is committed to building a solid foundation that will stand the test of time, institute good governance and service delivery.
He said as a ruling party, APC is redefining party politics in Nigeria through institutionalization of a strong internal democracy and a bottom-up approach to give ownership of the party and power to the people.
He appealed to Nigerians to support and corporate with the “Buhari administration in its commitment to build a prosperous nation.”