- Ike Ewkeremadu has called for equity and justice across the breath of Nigeria
- He made this call during a dinner to mark his 56th birthday
- According to the deputy Senate president, once there is justice for everybody, Nigeria will be enough for everyone
The deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that only equity and justice will put Nigeria on the desired path to speedy development.
Ekweremadu said what is required for all Nigerians is justice for everybody.
Speaking at a dinner organised by ‘Friends of Ekweremadu’ to mark his 56th birthday in Enugu over the weekend, the deputy Senate president said justice is an important virtue that Nigerians must show to one another especially to the less privileged.
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“The human and material endowments we have in this country are endless. What is required is justice for all. Once there is justice for everybody, this country is enough to take all of us.
“I believe the best way to change our story is to ensure that justice is done to everybody. Nigeria can only grow in an atmosphere of unity and mutual understanding," Ekweremadu said.
The deputy Senate president said Nigeria must not sit and watch as its significant part languish in despair. He further urged all Nigerians to be part of restoring justice in the system by being each others keeper.
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"I see a great nation. I see a peaceful nation. I see a united nation, but what we require are leaders with vision, who see each and every one of us as brothers and sisters.
"Giving succour to the less privileged in the society not only comes with a sense of fulfillment but also gives the less privileged a sense of belonging and justice.
“The society must not sit by and watch a very significant part of it to languish in despair. At the individual level, let us make everyone count. As a country, let us make every part of Nigeria count. That way, there will be peace and development,” the deputy Senate president added.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the deputy Senate President had said that the presidential panel for the recovery of public property lacks the power to seize his assets.
Ekweremadu in an application asked the Federal High Court to dismiss an application filed by the federal government seeking the forfeiture of his property in Nigeria and abroad.
In his application before the court, Ekweremadu prayed the court to declare the panel unconstitutional, illegal, null and void on the basis that it was established by a military decree in 1983 and had been replaced by the Code of Conduct Bureau Act.
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