Am­bode tasks Nige­ri­ans on na­tional ser­vice

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Femi Aki­nola, La­gos

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.

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