Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy Senate President yesterday said that the fact that Nigeria was celebrating 17 years of democracy was a great achievement for a country who had never experienced it before.
Ekweremadu said this in his Democracy Day message signed by his Special Adviser (Media) Uche Anichukwu. According to him, 2015 was the defining year for Nigerians, adding that the country needs to reinforce peace, unity and patriotism.
He said, “Left for the prophets of doom, the world would probably have been doing a one-year post mortem on Nigeria, but God pulled us from the brinks. We must, therefore, take clear and deliberate steps to weld the country together.
“It is good to talk about the infrastructure or other achievements we have recorded in the last one year, if any, but it needs to be emphasised that more than anything else, we need to reinforce peace, unity, and patriotism. With these, we can take Nigeria to unimaginable heights, “he said.