The SGF stated this on Monday at a news conference organised by his office to highlight some of the key activities to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day Anniversary.
Mr Gabriel Aduda, Permanent Secretary, Economy and Political Affairs Office, SGF office while speaking on behalf of the SGF said the struggle for Nigeria’s independence from its inception was not an easy one.
In his statement, he claimed that the country’s independence was as a result of intellectual prowess, patriotic zeal, as well as the love of country that enabled our forebears to succeed in their struggle.
“Nigeria’s leaders since then have made varied contributions to building our nation-state.”
“Above all, efforts have been made to ensure that the country remains united despite diverse challenges, which are not unexpected in a multicultural society such as ours.”
“Independence Day for us is a joyous occasion, but also a sobering one because we are beset with a lot of developmental challenges looking at how far we have come.”
“Ideally, we should be far ahead of where we are right now as a people, but never the less President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is not sitting on its oars.”
“But working to ensure better livelihoods for the Nigerian people”.