Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi yesterday called on Nigerians to cooperate with President Goodluck Jonathan in his resolve to tackle insecurity and other challenges facing the nation headlong.
Addressing newsmen as part of the 54th Independent Anniversary celebration, Wada who commended the efforts of Mr President in tackling the challenge of insecurity said that a lot had been done in that direction.
He said that curbing terrorism was a very complex task that required devising complex strategies adding that with the efforts so far made and the strategies adopted, “Very soon, we will overcome the challenge.
“We must all remain determined and firm in our resolve to move this country forward. We must fix Nigeria, it is not a one-man job”, he said as he called for renewed loyalty and dedication in pursuit of the cause.
“In our determination to move the nation forward, we must put in our very best. Everybody should make this effort, it is not one-man job. It will involve the government, the people, our friends, our partners, all and sundry.
“All hands must be on deck. Mr President has a clear, well-documented agenda for this nation and I am confident that if it is pursued dedicatedly, in a few years, Nigeria will be a different place. A much better place for our children’s children”, he said.
Wada noted that challenges would naturally come as in the life of any nation and urged Nigerians to put their heads together and come up with constructive suggestions that would solve them saying “Nobody will solve our problems for us.
“We Nigerians must put our heads together, bring out constructive suggestions, work together and by the grace of God Nigeria of our dreams is not too far off.”
The governor commended Nigerians and Kogi people in particular for the unity and peaceful co-existence that had existed over the years and wished them fruitful years ahead.