Ambode tasks Nigerians on national service
Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 55th Independence Anniversary, urging the citizens to re-dedicate themselves to the pride and service of the nation as exemplified by her founding fathers.
Ambode, in the anniversary message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said patriotism and selfless service were two aspects that could truly reflect the essence of the country’s independence.
The governor said the period of independence must not be lost on anyone, adding that there was need for Nigerians to rekindle the flame that ignited the determination of the founding fathers to fight for and obtain independence for the country.
He praised the founding fathers of the nation, adding that there was no better time than now to re-awaken the waning glory of the nation.
“You would recall that Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, had on that memorable day 55 years ago in his independence anniversary speech, admonished everyone to dedicate his life and service to our country.
“This, for me is the springboard that can take help us return to our glorious past that the likes of Pa Anthony Enahoro, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir Herbert Macaulay and a host of others helped to build in their times,” he said.