Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that Nigeria has come a long way as one indivisible entity, which every citizen must work to protect.
Gbajabiamila urged Nigerians to remain united as the country marks her 59th Independence Day anniversary.
The speaker made this known on Tuesday through a press statement to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence.
He tasked Nigerians to continue working hard to realise the mission and vision of the country’s founding fathers who fought for the country to become what it is today.
Gbajabiamila said: “As we mark our country’s 59th Independence Anniversary, we must remain steadfast, united and prayerful for our country to remain one and overcome her challenges.“It is also incumbent on us all as citizens to pray for our leaders so that God Almighty will continue to guide them aright. Let’s all work together as one people.
“In the face of some of the challenges confronting us as a country, we have no choice but to work hard to overcome them.
”As leaders, we are already doing that. But we need the support of the citizens to achieve that.”