- Lai Mohammed has called for unity among Nigerians
- According to him, Nigeria's togetherness is inherited from her cultural differences
- He said this while declaring open the historical exhibition on Nigeria at 60 independence anniversary
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The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for unity has Nigeria celebrates another independence anniversary.
He said Nigeria’s togetherness is inherited from the major cultural streams and reflected in the people’s diversity of styles.
He said this on Monday, September 28, while declaring open the historical exhibition on Nigeria at 60 independence anniversary at the National Press Centre, Radio House, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exhibition titled, “Nigeria: A Country of Colours and Tongues”, is one of the events slated for the celebration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary.
Going further, he said that the artistic works displayed at the exhibition are mirror of the country’s unity in diversity.
“Exhibitions are a mirror of the society. They depict our way of life, realities, dreams and vision for the future.
“This Historial Exhibition highlights the anniversary’s theme, which is ‘Together’.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo raised concerns that there are cracks in the Nigerian polity that can bring about a breakup of the country unless something drastic is done immediately.
Osinbajo made this revelation on Sunday, September 27, in Abuja during the 60th Independence Anniversary interdenominational church service at National Ecumenical Centre, Daily Trust reports.
The vice president said that amid oppositions from enemies of the nation, the cracks can be mended with consistent prayer and focus.
Legit.ng also reported that Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun 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.
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