Democracy Day: Nigeria, diamond in the rough – Oluremi Tinubu



As Nigeria marks 2021 Democracy Day on Saturday, . Oluremi Tinubu (APC- Central), has described the nation as a diamond in the rough.

In a congratulatory message the nation on Friday, Tinubu said that  Nigeria had witnessed growth in various facets in spite  of challenges.

The senator congratulated the government and citizens of Nigeria on the commemoration of the commencement of the fourth republic, and the longest chain of rule in the country.

Tinubu said: “Twenty-two years ago, we made a choice – a conscious decision be governed by democratic principles and uphold the rights of every Nigerian.

“While it has not always been an easy and has often failed meet the expectations of the ordinary Nigerian, there is doubt that this administration is on the track creating the Nigeria we can all be proud of.

“I have seen a Nigeria that is a diamond in the rough – resource and culture-rich with vast human capital and huge potential for growth.

“We have survived a civil war, various military regimes, civil unrest etc, and emerged on the other side, still waxing strong.”

According to her, witnessed growth in various facets and has also been plagued by insecurity and voices speaking against its unity and peace.

“In spite of it all, we must continue to bring to the fore, the diversity and resilience that we are known for, defending her unity and upholding the honour and glory of Nigeria.

“A great nation is possible, and we must continue to the faith, believing in the future of our country and playing our part to protect the dignity, peace and prosperity of Nigeria.

“I congratulate you all, once again, and wish you a happy Democracy Day celebration,” Tinubu said.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria  now marks its Democracy Day on June 12 annually instead of May 29. (NAN)