Unveiling the theme and emblem for the commemorative actions to rejoice 60 years of independence, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday described Nigeria, Africa’s largest economic system, as essentially the most affluent black nation on the earth.
Buhari mentioned this on the unveiling of the theme and emblem for Nigeria at 60 anniversary, themed, “Collectively.”
The emblem and theme had been projected and unveiled just about on the 12 by 20 ft display on the Council Chambers, earlier than the graduation of the e-Federal Govt Council (FEC) assembly presided over by President Buhari.
The President carried out the train within the presence of some cupboard ministers and different members of the council who joined the assembly on-line.
”Right this moment, we stand on the brink of historical past as we formally start a collection of actions commemorating Nigeria’s Diamond Anniversary,” he mentioned.
”The duty historical past has saddled me with in the present day is to proclaim a theme that may preserve us united, assist us forge forward and unveil a emblem that may type the crucial pillars which our 11-month modest commemorative actions would relaxation on.
”Celebrating sixty years of independence actually requires pomp, however the world COVID-19 pandemic, which has compelled all nations on the earth to assume and act in a different way, has additionally foisted on us the crucial of a low-keyed celebration.
”Working inside the limitations positioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, we created an web problem for Nigerians to choose from a set of 4 pre-selected logos that will appropriately outline the theme.
”Of those 4 choices, Nigerians from all walks of life participated in making a selection and I’m pleased to let you recognize that the brand I might be unveiling is a product of selection from the Nigerian individuals,” President Buhari mentioned.
Talking additional on the brand, the President declared:
”The chosen choice depicts our togetherness, a rustic of over 200 million individuals whose pure expertise, grit and fervour glitter like the valuable DIAMOND we’re.
”This, to me, is a particular appreciation to our most treasured asset – our individuals. All over the place you go, Nigerians are glowing like diamonds within the pack, whether or not in academia, enterprise, innovation, music, film, leisure, style and tradition.
”Moreover, the neatly encrusted Diamond on the Nigerian Map symbolizes our age of treasure, the price of the Nigerian individuals with our sparkle to the admiration of the world.
‘‘In the identical vein, the pear inexperienced and darkish inexperienced colors ought to respectively remind us of our heat, welcoming spirit and love in addition to the ample wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land.
‘‘All these properties make us unarguably essentially the most affluent black nation on the earth and Africa’s largest economic system.’’
On the theme of TOGETHER, President Buhari recounted that the nation’s founding fathers, regardless of the variations in religion, tribe and tongue got here collectively to combat for Nigeria’s independence.
‘‘This shall be a befitting tribute to the struggles of our heroes previous,’’ he mentioned.
The President thanked members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Nigeria’s Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration for the work they’ve carried out up to now, reminding them ‘‘that that is only the start.’’
President Buhari pledged that his authorities would work in the direction of better inclusiveness and mentioned he appeared ahead to the participation of all Nigerians within the celebration.