Tue. May 28th, 2024

Yomi Odunuga,

As Nigeria commemorrates 61 years of self-governance, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called for oneness and renewed patriotism from all Nigerians.

In his Independence message, Senator Omo-Agege said Nigerians must unite behind the national flag, set aside the narrative of division, violence and hate, and replace them with the narrative of peace and unity.

The Deputy President of the Senate stressed that the country would surmount its present challenges and emerge stronger.

The Delta Central lawmaker harped on the need for citizens to demonstrate unity and love towards one another in order to achieve a better society.

He said: “Independence anniversary not only offers us opportunity to give thanks to God for preserving us despite the challenges but also a time to reflect on how we, as citizens and leaders, can contribute to strengthening our country, uphold peace and harmony and embrace the common humanity that shines so brilliantly through our diversity.

“Although we are passing through a myraid of challenges, nothing is insurmountable if we set our minds to it. With our never-say-never attitude, we can surmount our present challenges.

“I call on all Nigerians to renew faith with Nigeria as we commemorate another Independence anniversary”.Omo-Agege who chairs the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, revealed that the panel’s report would be presented anytime soon.According to him, the focus of the Committee is how to manage the exercise in a fair, inclusive and transparent manner to meet the expectations of most Nigerians.

“We have made far-reaching recommendations on the 17 thematic areas under review. Very soon, our report would be presented for consideration,” he said.

Yomi Odunuga is the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Deputy President of the Senate.

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