By Ofem Koseobase
Former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has said that with the country now 60 years it’s time to reunite and forge ahead with the spirit of nationalism, burying all differences, religious or political affiliation in order to make the country work well for all Nigerians.
The Associate Professor of Law, who was speaking in Abuja earlier today on Judiciary and electoral accountability in Nigeria at an event organised by Civil Society forum on Constitution reform, stressed that it’s glaring that at 60 years of Nigeria Independence from colonial masters, it has not in any way matched the dream of our founding fathers.
According to a statement personally signed by him, Ahmad noted that with committed leadership, determination and respect for the rule of law Nigeria would be great and be recognized in the comity of nations. He charged leaders at all levels to be stoically committed to socio-economic development with stable political life that will usher in new lease of life to our economy to better the lots of our downtrodden and make agricultural sector more vibrant, with a lot of incentives that will make it attractive, as this will bring job opportunities to our teeming jobless masses.
Adding that “we must do whatever it takes to protect our Nation’s Sovereignty and nascent democracy to be robust, with promise of pursuit of happiness of everyone ”.
Ahmad also used the opportunity urge Kwarans to redouble their efforts at moving with time to make their economic life far reaching by going into Agricultural mechanization/business “As Kwarans we must take advantage of our cherished vast land to maximize its utilization, that way we shall get out of poverty,”.
The amiable politician/administrator congratulated President Muhammad Buhari, Government and the good people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at Home and in Diaspora at attaining 60 years of Independence, says, “Nigeria will be truly great despite all odds and we should dicard all pretences at fractionalising the country but continue to remain united, forge ahead with a common goal; pray for our leaders at all levels so that they can be encouraged to work for our individual wellbeing and for establishing an egalitarian society”. The former member of House of Representatives concluded.