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Nigeria at 60: Time for sober reflection – Senator Akpan

The Senator, representing Akwa Ibom North East and Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Assets (Upstream), Senator Bassey Albert Akpan had mentioned the sixtieth anniversary of Nigeria as a sovereign nation ought to be a time for sober reflection.

He added that the independence anniversary ought to be the second everybody, particularly the leaders come collectively to reinvent a nation the place peace, justice and prosperity thrive.

Senator Akpan made the assertion on Thursday in a press release tagged, ‘Nigeria at 60: Salute to our fatherland and time for sober reflection’ in commemoration of Nigeria’s sixtieth impartial anniversary.

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In response to him, “as we rejoice, allow us to ponder on the dire classes of our historical past, utilizing this era as a time for sober reflection. Allow us to maintain on to the truth that “although tribes and tongue could differ, in brotherhood we stand”. As the enormous of Africa, we should come up as compatriots and reinvent the Nigeria of our dream, the place “peace and justice shall reign.

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He, nevertheless, expressed hope that as Nigeria overcame the 30month civil conflict, she shall additionally overcome insecurity challenges similar to insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping if there exits unity of objective, sincerity and whole dedication

The PDP Senator additionally lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Authorities on the brand new improvement plan to carry 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.

“That we efficiently overcame a frightening 30-month civil conflict, infers that with a unity of objective, sincerity and whole dedication, we will equally overpower and put behind us the seemingly intractable instances of insurgencies, and different avalanches of criminalities like banditry and kidnapping.

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“Agenda 2030 as put ahead by President Muhammadu Buhari as the brand new improvement plan to carry 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 is a laudable imaginative and prescient. Nigeria can solely be higher developed by Nigerians.” He mentioned.

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