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Nigeria @ 61: Jonathan Charges Nigerians Not To Lose Hope



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Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate Nigeria as it marks its 61st Independence Day.

The elder statesman charged Nigerians to reflect on the country’s progress, attainment and ponder on dreams that have not been attained.

He charged Nigerians not to relent or be discouraged by the challenges affecting the country, but to think of how to forge ahead.

Jonathan called on the citizens of the West African country to take the opportunity to overcome its challenges.

The former President made this call in a statement released in Abuja to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary.

He wrote, “I join all citizens to celebrate the 61st Independence Anniversary of our great nation, Nigeria.

“As we mark this day of freedom, it allows us to reflect on our progress, celebrate our humble attainments and ponder over those dreams that are yet to be fulfilled.

“We may have hiccups along the way and challenging times that might be stretching our resolve and determination to forge ahead. But we should not relent nor succumb to fear, discouraging trials and threats of today.

“We will never lose hope in our country and in our indomitable spirit and capacity to overcome difficult times, seize the moment and conquer.”

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