Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerians to be hopeful about the country’s future despite the current problems.
This was mentioned in Jonathan’s goodwill message to Nigerians on the 61st anniversary of the country’s independence, which was delivered in Abuja on Friday.
The former president stated that Nigeria has many prospects for its inhabitants, claiming that the country has what it takes to overcome today’s dangers and challenges.
He urged leaders and individuals to renew their commitment to the principles of justice, equality, and tolerance, and to give their all for the sake of the country.
“I join all people in celebrating the 61st Independence Anniversary of our wonderful nation, Nigeria,” Jonathan stated.
“As we commemorate this day of liberty, we have the chance to reflect on our development, celebrate our modest achievements, and consider our unfulfilled ambitions.
“There may be bumps on the road and difficult moments that test our will and drive to keep moving forward. But we must not give in to dread, the discouraging challenges and threats of today.
“We will never lose faith in our nation, in our indomitable spirit, or in our ability to overcome adversity, grab the moment, and triumph.”
The uncertainty of the moment, according to the former president, could not be compared to the country’s boundless promises.
“As we celebrate, let us take stock of the achievements, difficulties, and lessons learned over the previous six decades and apply them to a brighter future for us and future generations.
“Ours is a country rich in opportunities and prospects, as well as wonderful individuals who engage in variety and versatility,” he added.
“Let us be hopeful, for the trials of our time will turn into a magnificent fortune for us and future generations.”