Obiano urges unity, collaboration for nation building

Former governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has called for unity and collaboration among Nigerians for effective nation building.

In a statement on Monday, as Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day, Obiano dwelt on hope, cooperation and nation-building, while tasking Nigerians to live in unity, irrespective of ethnic and religious differences.

He said, “Nigeria has come a long way democratically, from the days of various pro-democracy movements to the advent of democracy in the late 1990s. Achieving democracy is a gradual process, which was attained by putting aside religious and ethnic divides. Sustaining our democracy thus far has been a collective struggle, and I congratulate Nigerians, particularly leaders of our democratic institutions, on their determination to ensure that Nigeria remains a shining example of democracy.

“However, to remain a shining example, we must be united and collaborate with each other. It is only when we live together in peace that we can work together to develop the country.”

He asserted that the country must rise above the tides of discord, degradation and underdevelopment. According to him, that is the only way the country can take its rightful place as the true giant of Africa.

“I urge the Federal Government to intensify cooperation among the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as regards job creation, develop agriculture, healthcare, education and infrastructure for a better society.”

The country, Obiano said, has the potential to succeed, if the tenets of democracy are adhered to.

“The celebration of Democracy Day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles. It is a day to honour our founding fathers, who toiled to establish our republic and every Nigerian that has worked tirelessly to sustain it. God bless Nigeria,” he said.

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