Nigeria @ 60: Fintiri Charged Politicians to Advance Democracy
By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
Nigerian Politicians have been urged to advance democracy, peace and prosperity through mutual interests based on shared democratic values.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State made the call in a statement signed by his press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou in commemoration of Nigerian 60th Independence Anniversary.
According to him, it is possible to achieve a truly free society rooted in common values in order for democracy to thrive.
While congratulating Adamawa people and Nigerians for witnessing the diamond anniversary, the governor advised against allowing those challenges threatening the nations co-existence, but rather see those challenges as possibilities.
Fintiri pointed out that the 2020 anniversary theme “Nigeria @60 together” presents an opportunity for joint efforts to confront the twin crisis of COVID-19 and poverty through deepening capacity cooperation to overcome challenges.
He regretted that these are trying times in Nigerian history and tasks all to endeavour to bring together an ever-divided country.
“We fought an unfortunate civil war, been through cycle of conflicts and crisis and most recently kidnapping and insurgency, but going forward, we must fight obstacles to moving forward the boundaries of freedom, the only danger to the hope that is Nigeria.
“Let’s borrow from our founding fathers and preserve the better Nigeria they have hoped for in our journey to nationhood”, the governor stated.
He maintain that the people of Adamawa deserve more after 60 years of self rule and promised to make a difference within the period of his mandate.
“We will not fail to liberate our people, to restore material wealth and true essence of democracy and bringing prosperity in our social contract with the people of the state.
“We stand ready to help restore the pride of the people, heal the cruel legacies of suspicion, underdevelopment, unemployment, poor housing and inadequate education and security” Fintiri affirmed.