By Barnabas Augustine
Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has congratulated Nigerians on the ocassion of Nigeria sixty years of independence, Diamond Jubilee.
In a press statement signed by the Governor's press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou said Governor Fintiri stressed that after two decades of democratic process, the Political class must advance democracy, peace and prosperity through mutual interests based on shared democratic values.
The statement read in parts:
"Adamawa state Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of commemorating the nations Independence Day. “It is with great pleasure that I extend congratulations to Nigerians on the occasion of the nations 60th anniversary celebrations “. He said.
"Governor Fintiri stressed that after two decades of democratic process, the Political class must advance democracy, peace and prosperity through mutual interests based on shared democratic values.
"He said “It is possible to achieve a truly free society rooted in common values in order for democracy to thrive”.
"While congratulating Adamawa people and Nigerians for witnessing the diamond anniversary, Governor Fintiri advised against allowing those challenges threatening the nations co-existence, but rather see challenges as possibilities.
"The Governor notes that the 2020 anniversary theme
“Nigeria @60 together” presents an opportunity for joint efforts to confront the twin crisis of COVID-19 and poverty through deepening capacity cooperation to overcome challenges.
"He regretted that these are trying times in Nigerian history and tasks all to endeavour to bring together an ever-divided country. He said “We fought an unfortunate civil war, been through cycle of conflicts and crisis and most recently kidnapping and insurgency, but going forward, we must fight obstacles to moving forward the boundaries of freedom, the only danger to the hope that is Nigeria. Let’s borrow from our founding fathers and preserve the better Nigeria they have hoped for in our journey to nationhood”.
"Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri reassures the people of Adamawa that as a government “We will not fail to liberate our people, to restore material wealth and true essence of democracy and bringing prosperity in our social contract with the people of the state”.
"The fresh air Governor believes Adamawa people deserve more after 60 years of self rule and promised to make a difference within the period of his mandate."Governor Fintiri said “We stand ready to help restore the pride of the people, heal the cruel legacies of suspicion, underdevelopment unemployment, poor housing and inadequate education and security”.