Nigeria at 60: Open Salawu Preaches Peace and support for FG

As Nigeria celebrates 60 years of independence, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Engr Muftau Open Salawu has urged Nigerians to remain focused and be supportive to the Governments at all levels.

Open Salawu, in a statement issued on Thursday, described Nigeria as a blessed and unique country.

He also called on the people to always see the peace, security and unity of the country as a collective responsibility, stressing that, the nation is so endowed that, with peace and unity of purpose, Nigeria can attain its rightful position as a force to be reckoned with in the highly competitive global arena.

According to him, Nigeria’s diversity has proved to be one of the its greatest assets, pointing out that, all that is required is for Nigerians to jettison all parochial, sectional, religious and ethnic inclinations and work in one accord to fully realize the dreams of its founding fathers.

The Ogbomoso born civil engineer, who also paid glowing tribute to the nation’s founding fathers, enjoined those in positions of trust and indeed all Nigerians to imbibe the positive virtues of sacrifice, honesty, patriotism and love, which were the overriding principles and qualities, the founding fathers lived and died for.

He called on Nigerians to keep faith with the policies and programmes of the federal government, adding that, he believe that the APC led government will continue to work on security of lives and property at utmost priority, noting that efforts are also being intensified in improving the infrastructure, manpower development, education and other relevant sectors of the State’s economy.

Engr Muftau however, renewed his call on citizens to show some level understanding with the current situation of the economy, which is not peculiar to the Nigeria alone.

He called on the people of Ogbomoso and Oyo State to out rightly reject violence and all forms of intimidation, which is a well known trademark of members of the opposition over the recent hike in price of petroleum and electricity.

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