Nigerians have been tasked with showing understanding to the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, as he does everything necessary to overcome the myriad challenges facing the country.
The special adviser to the president of media and advertising, Mr. Femi Adesina, gave the update on Tuesday, when he received a delegation from the Unit, Honor and Glory Initiative(UHG) in his office in the Villa, Abuja.
Adesina, in a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Information of the House of State, Attah Esa, assured that President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of a unified, harmonious and goal-oriented country will be consistently followed.
According to the presidential spokesman, “the nation needs more understanding and cohesion to face the challenges before us and move on.
“On behalf of the President, I really want to thank you for this visit, for your wide understanding. We will continue to support initiatives focused on building peace and promoting a harmonious life in the country, ” said Adesina.
The Special Adviser advised Nigerians to support government policies, adding that President Buhari would continue to make sacrifices that would generate unity and cohesion in the country.
In his remarks, the leader of the delegation, Dr. Felix Oisamoje, who is also the head of media and communications, cited the remarks by the then Prime Minister of Nigeria, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, on the need for unity of purpose in 1957:
“Nigeria has now reached a critical stage in its history. We must take the opportunity that has been offered to us to show that we are able to manage our own affairs properly. Every Nigerian, whatever their status or religion, has their part to contribute to the crucial task; the cause for which no sacrifice will be too great. We can’t do that if we don’t work together at the unit. ”
Oisamoje said the late prime minister’s statements remain relevant to the nation 63 years later, noting that the 1914 merger was not a historic accident or error.
“There can be no mistake when 250 of Africa’s most talented and resourceful ethnic nations were brought together in 1914 to create the world’s largest black African nation in the world. This could not have been a mistake, despite the fact that Nigeria was not an original British design or construction, ” he added.
According to him, “105 years after the merger of the Protectorates of North and South Nigeria, despite intense religious, ethnic and regional pressures, we remain together as a nation under God. Whenever our enemies think we are destroyed, Nigeria is stronger than ever. “
Oisamoje said the pressure on Nigeria is a growth process that will eventually turn the country into the envy of other nations, urging all Nigerians to remain focused, dedicated and committed to unifying the country.
In his remarks, UHG Chief Dialogue Pastor Ike Monye, founder of the Temple of Glory, said that the noble values that the initiative seeks to spread will be made public at a conference soon.
The Unity, Honor and Glory Initiative is a group of concerned Nigerians who believe that citizens should reflect on the founding philosophy of unity, honor and glory, as captured in the National Pledge, and begin to work collectively to own and build the country, regardless the differences.