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59th Nigeria Independence : Olaniyi calls for national unity, speaks on ravaging poverty, insecurity, economic revamping

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It is 59th Nigeria independence day. Nigeria celebrates its independence day every 1st of October to commensurate 2019 Nigeria Independence day.

As we celebrate the 59th independence day of our nation Nigeria, the Lagos State chapter Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Hon. Femi Olaniyi (Ferrari) wishes the good people of Lagos State, party members and Nigerians at large a belated Happy 59th Nigeria Independence Day.

In a statement issued by the state chairman in Lagos, Olaniyi said “Every citizen should have a sense of belonging wherever they found themselves”.

The statement reads: “Let all our politicians rise to the great task of building social trust between the people and the nation. By so doing, we can have peace and stability in our country”.

“Freedom does not come so easily. We are indebted to our national heroes who made this country what it is today. As patriotic citizens, let’s put extra effort to perform our own civic rights and responsibilities. Our diversities should not be seen as a weakness but as our strength. It is only by working together that we can build a resilience nation.”
Let us think of something we can do for our nation to make it a place of wealth, peace, and happiness”.

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“May the flag of our country always fly high and higher as we mark our [59th] Independence Day.”

Speaking on the ravaging poverty and insecurity in the nation, Femi Olaniyi urged the Federal Government under the reign of President Muhammadu Buhari to do more in creating jobs opportunities for the youths as the only way to ameliorate insecurity and reduce the rate of poverty in the country.

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty”.

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“Always establish your pride by raising your country’s flag up high. Let peace and harmony follow you everywhere you go. Say no to domestic abuse and violence. Let us celebrate Independence day”, Olaniyi added.

“Freedom is priceless; you can never buy it anywhere. Remember that the freedom you enjoy now was as a result of all the fights, hustles and struggles of many of our lost soldiers. Let us remember them and pray for their souls during this Independence Day”.

Continuing, Hon. Femi Olaniyi said “It is time to make that decision to love and respect our nation. We will never forget all the hustles that brought us here. We will never forget the fights, the wars and the spoil of Independence that made us what we are today”.

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“As we remember our national heroes today, let’s renew our pledge to always uphold our national unity so that we can live together in peace and harmony.” Happy Independence Day!

Happy Nigeria Independence!

Happy Independence Day Lagos State!

Happy Independence Day SDP!

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