Former President Dr . Goodluck Jonathan has sent his warm felicitations to Nigerians on the occasion of the nations 57th Independence anniversary.
In a message released by his Spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, the ex-President needed oneness and accommodation, stressing that the united states would surmount its present challenges, and emerge stronger.
The message said: “I wish all Nigerians a happy 57th Independence anniversary. “As a nation we are shifting. On October 1, 2010 we celebrated our Golden Jubilee as an independent nation. Again, in January 2014, we celebrated our Centenary as a nation. Now, October 1, 2017 we’re celebrating our 57th Independence Anniversary. “
It may seem as if we are passing through insurmountable challenges, but I am very intimately aware of the can do Nigerian spirit which will help us surmount our present challenges.
“You might say a down economy are here, but I say to you that a down economy do not last, but tough people do.
“I ask all Nigerians to renew faith with Nigeria even as we add yet another year to your age. We will get better, we will be greater, of that there may be no doubt. “
Let me also seize this opportunity to demand togetherness, oneness and accommodation for all. We must accept the fact that non-e folks is as great as most of us. We thank God for the journey so far. We’d challenges, we still have challenges however the Nigerian spirit of resilience will carry us on. I congratulate all Nigerians on our 57th Independence Anniversary. ”