From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, has congratulated Nigeria and the State of Osun on the nation’s 60th Independence Anniversary.
This was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
The statement stated that the Governor also called on the citizens to continue to live in love and apply dialogue at these challenging times to achieve the desired peace, unity, national integration and prosperity that the country desires.
The Governor who said the ability of the nation to latch on its shared values and collective will to defeat and survive the vagaries of a civil war, political impasse, insecurity issues and economic upheavals in the past and stay together is indicative of its capacity to waddle through the present challenges and achieve its vision and destiny.
Oyetola thanked the People of Osun for their love, understanding and cooperation, assuring them of the avowed resolve of Government to continue to deliver peace, opportunities and prosperity at these challenging and austere times.
“As we celebrate the 60th Independence Anniversary of the Nigeria, I congratulate Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari, the Government and People of Nigeria. Ours have been 60 years of opportunities, landmarks and challenges. But we have overcome the centrifugal forces of a civil war, political impasse, insecurity issues and economic upheavals through resilience, shared values and collective will as a people.
“We have in the last 21 years shaken off political uncertainties and run unbroken democracy. During these years, we have spoken as one people and given to ourselves self-government and nurtured the tenets of democracy. We have, in the process, proved our mettle as a nation under the prevailing circumstances. This should convince and encourage us that we have what it takes to survive our current challenges and come out stronger and better.”