Independence Day: Aribasoye tasks Nigerians on perseverance, unity and prayers for country
By Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti
The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye has urged Nigerians to remain hopeful for better days and united as the country marks her 63rd Independence Day anniversary.
Aribasoye also called on Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the country and her leaders for the entrenchment of good governance and well being of the people.
A statement signed by the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Babatunde Oke, noted that the Speaker made the call in a message to Nigerians on the country’s 63rd Independence Anniversary and the people of the state on the state’s 27th Anniversary, pointing that Nigeria has come a long way as one indivisible entity which every citizen must work to protect despite the myriad challenges facing the country.
While appealing to the Nigerian workers to embrace dialogue on the proposed industrial action, he said the government is on the verge of fixing the country’s economy through bold reforms.
“There are however deep structural issues been addressed so that Nigeria’s economy can deliver prosperity for her people,” Aribasoye said.
He noted that at a time like this, prayers and unity of purpose will help ensure the country remains indivisible, and tasked Nigerians to continue working hard to realise the mission and vision of the country’s founding fathers, who fought for the independence we are marking today.
“As we mark our country’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, we must remain steadfast, united and prayerful for our country to remain one and overcome her challenges.
He enjoined Ekiti people to support the administration of Gov. Biodun Oyebanji who he said “is trying his best to sustain Ekiti integrity and broader effort to support the state’s workforce during these hardship.”
“Let me commend Ekiti people and other Nigerians for their loyalty to the country in the face of the modest successes recorded since 1960 and the developmental challenges, we should not be despaired but to remain committed to the task of charting a more progressive path for a greater future,” he concluded.