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Nigeria @ 60: Obaseki extols citizens’ democratic resilience despite diversity

Nigeria @ 60: Obaseki extols country’s democratic resilience despite diversity

The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has extolled Nigerians’ resilience at sustaining the country as a democratic entity despite the diversity and concerns of various factions.

The governor said the election that won him a renewed mandate to paddle the affairs of Edo is a reaffirmation of Nigeria’s democracy and the firm resolve of the people to defend it, in a statement commemorating the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence.

“On behalf of the government and people of Edo State, I salute all Nigerians on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of our independence as a nation,” Obaseki stated.

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“I want to especially rejoice with the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on this auspicious moment. Today, we celebrate the labour of our heroes past and the resilience to speak in unison for a democratic entity, despite our diversity.”

He noted that the country has come a long way with charting the course of its collective destiny, making personal and collective sacrifices that today define its path to greatness.

While admitting that there are still challenges bewildering the black nation, he urged that in a collective spirit, the strength to maintain one indivisible and prosperous nation blessed with rich human and natural resources will not wane.

“These assets rekindle hope and confidence for the future of our great country,” he added.