- The PDP has sent an instructive message to the leadership of Nigeria as the celebrates 60th anniversary of its independence
- On its Twitter page, the opposition noted that it believes in a prosperous and united Nigeria
- The PDP said that this can only be possible by a government that obeys the rule of law and fears God
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent its congratulatory message to fellow Nigerians as the nation celebrates its 60th anniversary of independence.
In a tweet on the opposition party's verified Twitter handle, the PDP's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, admitted that the country is facing a lot of challenges.
However, Ologbondiyan pointed out that the PDP believes in a vibrant, united and prosperous nation.
The PDP's spokesman noted that this will only be possible if the country is ruled by a government that honours the rule of law and the fear of God.
The tweet read:
"Nigeria At 60! The @OfficialPDPNig salutes Nigerians on the occasion of our nation’s 60th Independence Anniversary.
"Despite the challenges, our party intensely believes in an indivisible, virile, cohesive & prosperous Nigeria governed by the rule of law & fear of God."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had declared that selling petroleum products at prices lower than those sold in neighbouring countries does not make sense.
Buhari disclosed this on Thursday, October 1, while delivering a speech on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary at Aso Villa, Abuja.
The president who acknowledged challenges as a result of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic said prices of oil has dropped significantly.
“In this regard, sustaining the level of petroleum prices is no longer possible. The government, since coming into office has recognized the economic argument for adjusting the price of petroleum. But the social argument about the knock-on effect of any adjustment weighed heavily with the government.
"Continuing, the President added, “Petroleum prices in Nigeria are to be adjusted. We sell now at N161 per litre. A comparison with our neighbours will illustrate the point."
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