- Goodluck Jonathan has taken to his social media page to wish Nigerian a happy Independence Day
- In a message to mark the nation's 58th independence, Jonathan said things will get better
- The former president called on Nigerians to keep faith alive
As Nigeria celebrates her 58th independence, former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed hope that all will be well.
According to him, things are tough but Nigerians are a tough people and the nation will pull through its challenges.
He wrote on his Facebook page:
"As we mark our nation’s 58th Independence Anniversary, my message to Nigerians is that we should keep faith with the vision of our founding fathers of a Nigeria founded on unity, faith, love and hope. I know things are tough, especially with Nigeria recently becoming the world headquarters for extreme poverty.
"But I know even much more that tough times never last but tough people do. And Nigerians are a tough people. Evidence of that abounds in our strength in adversity and most especially amongst our youth who continue to make us proud.
"So if I have to summarise my message to Nigerians on this our 58th Independence Day, I would do it in one sentence: Things will get better. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria and all her people. GEJ."
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari says he will continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria, where all, irrespective of background, can aspire to succeed.
In the earlier report by Legit.ng, the president gave the assurance in his nationwide broadcast to mark the nation’s 58th Independence Anniversary in Abuja on Monday, October 1.
President Buhari enjoined all citizens to continue to promote the values, virtues and common aspirations that unite Nigerians rather than engaging in divisive tendencies.
Recall that Monday, October 1, 2018, was declared as a public holiday by the federal government, in commemoration of Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary. The announcement was made on Thursday, September 27, by the minister of interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.).
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