The Periscope Reporter
Adamawa state Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has congratulated Nigerians commemorating the nation’s Independence Day.
In a press release Thursday, signed the Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou, Fintiri stressed that after two decades of democratic process, the Political class must advance democracy, peace and prosperity through mutual interests based on shared democratic values.
“It is with great pleasure that I extend congratulations to Nigerians on the occasion of the nations 60th anniversary celebrations.
“It is possible to achieve a truly free society rooted in common values in order for democracy to thrive,” Fintiri said.
While congratulating Adamawa people and Nigerians for witnessing the diamond anniversary, Fintiri advised the citizens to interpret challenges threatening the nations co-existence, as positive possibilities for a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.
The Governor noted that the 2020 anniversary with the theme: “Nigeria @60 together,” presents an opportunity for joint efforts to confront the twin crisese of COVID-19 and poverty through deepening capacity cooperation to overcome challenges.
Fintiri regretted that these are trying times in Nigerian history and tasked all to endeavour to bring together an ever-divided country.
“We fought an unfortunate civil war, been through cycle of conflicts and crisis and most recently, kidnapping and insurgency but going forward, we must fight obstacles to moving forward the boundaries of freedom, the only danger to the hope that is Nigeria. Let’s borrow from our founding fathers and preserve the better Nigeria they have hoped for in our journey to nationhood,” Fintiri said.
The Governor assured the people of Adamawa that as a government “We will not fail to liberate our people, to restore material wealth and true essence of democracy and bring prosperity in our social contract with the people of the state”.
The fresh air Fintiri pointed out that Adamawa people deserve more after 60 years of self rule and promised to make a difference within the period of his mandate.
“We stand ready to help restore the pride of the people, heal the cruel legacies of suspicion, underdevelopment unemployment, poor housing and inadequate education and security,” Fintiri said.