Senator Oluremi Tinubu has asked Nigerians to continue on the path of unity and eschew all tendencies to break up the united states.
She said the country had set its hands on the plough and cannot quit now.
In a statement to commemorate Nigeria’s 57th independence, the Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District said regardless of the conflicts and rifts, including a 30-month civil war that had plagued Nigeria, the nation elected to stay as one.
“We must keep on the path of oneness, putting national interests above ethnicity and self. We have set our practical the plough; we cannot currently, give up. Hence, we must shun all attempts to cause disunity amongst us.
“Never again should we as a nation go through conflict like we did with the civil war. For all of us, the odds are too huge, ” she added.
In the statement entitled “Nigeria @57: One People”, Senator Tinubu said: “I celebrate with Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on the occasion of our Great Nation’s fifty seventh (57th) independence anniversary. Today fifty seven (57) years back, we received liberation from colonial rule, deciding like other Nations that self-governance is the way forward.
“In the years since then, we’ve dabbled in military rule, unitary system and now, democratic governance. We’ve had seasons of plenty as marked by the oil boom, and we now have experienced lean years. We now have also been besieged with a civil war, ethnic conflicts, and rifts; and we’ve enjoyed relative peace as a nation.
“Through everything and notwithstanding these, we now have remained united and indivisible, pressing to the Nigeria of our dreams. And because of this, I must commend every Nigerian.
We must however continue on the road of oneness, putting national interests above ethnicity and self. We’ve set our hands on the plough; we can not at this moment, quit. Thus, we should shun all attempts to cause disunity amongst us. Never again should we as a nation proceed through conflict like we did with the civil war. For us, the chances are too huge.
“Thus, I wish all the good people of Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and all Nigerians a happy celebration”.