Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, has called on Nigerians to renew their commitment to the cause of nationhood.
In a statement he personally signed on Sunday, the minister enjoined Nigerians to reflect on the sacrifices of the nation’s founding fathers and the resilience of Nigerians in the pursuit of freedom and self-determination.
“Today, we celebrate the remarkable journey of our great nation, Nigeria.
“On this special occasion, let’s remember the struggles and triumphs that have shaped our nation. We honour the visionaries who tirelessly fought for Nigeria’s independence, paving the way for a brighter future.
“Nigeria is a land of rich cultural heritage, diversity and immense potential. Let’s embrace our diversity as a source of strength, unity, and progress. Together, we can build a nation where every citizen has equal opportunities, justice prevails, and peace reigns.
“On this Independence Day, let’s renew our commitment to the values that define us as Nigerians: resilience, resourcefulness, and community spirit. Together, we can overcome challenges and achieve our collective aspirations.
“As we celebrate our 63rd independence, let’s also remember our responsibility as citizens. We must strive to build a Nigeria free from corruption, inequality, and injustice. Let’s empower our youth, invest in education, and create an environment where innovation and entrepreneurship thrive.
“Today, we salute the men and women who have contributed to our nation’s growth and development. We celebrate our vibrant culture, achievements in various fields, and the unwavering spirit of Nigerians, both at home and abroad.
“Happy Independence Day, Nigeria! May the years ahead be filled with progress, unity, and prosperity. Together, let’s continue striving for a Nigeria that we can all be proud to call home. Happy Independence Day!”
“God bless Nigeria!” Adelabu said.