- Nigerians have been advised not to despair, but be optimistic that a greater Nigeria is possible in the foreseeable future
- This was the counsel of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Sunday, September 27
- The Ogun State governor made the comment at a church service to mark Nigeria's 60th Independence Day celebration
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Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has urged Nigerians not to despair, saying that a greater Nigeria is possible in the foreseeable future.
Abiodun said no matter the prevailing circumstances, the country has proven to be an enigma, defying all predictions by pundits that it would not survive.
The governor expressed this optimism at a special church service to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebration held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peters, Ake, Abeokuta, on Sunday, September 27.
Abiodun, who recalled that many countries that gained independence with Nigeria are no longer together, said:
“They have either been balkanised by their internal realities or civil war. We have survived many vicissitudes and despite numerous challenges, especially in the area of economy and security, the country is still together and would move forward more prosperously.”
Meanwhile, Abiodun's counterpart in Akwa Ibom, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, has unveiled several landmark projects to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the state's creation.
Governor Emmanuel flagged off a long list of activities to mark the special event with a Thanksgiving Service at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo on Sunday, September 20.
On Wednesday, September 23, he presented a statewide broadcast, reflecting on the progress made in 33 years, urging citizens to sustain the peace and unity to foster unceasing growth in the state.
The governor also launched the state's official symbols comprising a flag, coat of arms, anthem and a creed.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Governor Emmanuel recently declared education as the next sector to receive priority attention in his administration’s completion agenda.
The governor made the announcement on Saturday, September 12 at a funeral ceremony in Ikot Ekpene Udo in Nsit Ubium local government area of the state.
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