The former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has urged all Nigerian leaders to make Democracy in Nigeria work as well as call on government to push policies that will improve the living standards of the average Nigerians.
The former vice president made the call through his official social media handle while congratulating Nigeria on her 61st independence day.
As we celebrate our Independence Day, I urge for unity, even as I remain worried at the declining standard of living of Nigerians.
I use this opportunity to call on governments at all levels to push policies that will lead to improved standards of living for the average Nigerian. If this is done, I am confident that the future ahead of us will be brighter and better.
I also urge our leaders at all levels of the imperative of making our democracy work for all through justice, equity, fairness and equal spread of development across the country.
It is regrettable that despite our vast oil resources, extreme poverty and joblessness have remained persistent. There is no excuse that 61 years after independence, extreme poverty is still staring the ordinary citizen in the face.
I also advocate for bipartisan initiatives by political leaders to address the spate of insecurity compounded by joblessness and poor living conditions.
Nonetheless, it is worthy to celebrate our great nation on her anniversary today. We have come a long way together as a country. Although we have challenges that beset us like other countries, we must not surrender to them. We must work together, in truth and justice, to overcome these challenges as a stronger and more united country.