By Oluwatope Lawanson
According to the senator, Independence Day is the most significant day of history for every nation.
She said: “It is celebrated once in a year with much enthusiasm and vigour to commemorate the sacrifices of those who fought bravely to bring freedom for the nation and its prosperity.
Tinubu said that Nigeria’s experiences in the years that followed its independence – military rule – civil war, economic boom and return to democratic rule, among others – had bound the citizens together.
“This gives us all a common interest and heritage. If anything is clear, it is that crisis often fosters unity.
” Nigeria has risen out of every challenge, overcome the odds and thrived.
“Though there is so much room for improvement, it is certain that in spite of our differences, we can overcome whatever challenges.”
Tinubu said that Nigerians should continue to be innovative in meeting the demands of the times and show patriotism by putting Nigeria’s unity first and eschewing tribalism and religious intolerance.
“More than ever, we must, in our disposition, actions and words, show faith in the future of our country.
“God bless Nigeria,” she prayed.