As Nigeria marked its sixty-first independence anniversary yesterday, the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Right Honourable Uche Okafor said that God is capable of restoring the image, unity, peace and economy of the nation.
In his independence message to Nigerians, Right Honourable Okafor expressed satisfaction with the contributions of the foremost political leaders and those, who fought for Nigeria’s independence towards the corporate existence of the country, describing them as selfless and visionary leaders.
He called on the nation’s ruling political class to see the peace and progress of the country as a priority by formulating policies and programs that will benefit the masses, even as he urged politicians in the state to appreciate Governor Willie Obiano’s numerous achievements by giving him the needed support.
Right Honourable Okafor enjoined both government and private security operatives in the country to join hands in achieving maximum security of lives and property of the people urging the federal government to ensure equitable distribution of the nation’s resources and opportunities among the six geopolitical zones of the country.
The speaker solicited prayers from Nigerians for the spirit of God to take absolute control of the affairs of the country and heal the land especially from the economic, health and security challenges facing the masses.