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Remi Tinubu: Nigeria is a diamond in the rough — we have huge potential

Author:
Jesupemi Are

Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, says the current administration is on the right track to creating a Nigeria we can be proud of.

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In a message to mark Democracy Day on June 12, Tinubu said Nigeria has witnessed growth in various aspects in spite of security challenges.

Describing Nigeria as a diamond in the rough, she said although the journey has not been easy, the country is still waxing strong.

The senator congratulated the government and the citizens on the commemoration of the commencement of the Fourth Republic, and the longest chain of civilian rule in the country.

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

“While it has not always been an easy journey and has often failed to meet the expectations of the ordinary Nigerian, there is no doubt that this administration is on the right track to 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.

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

According to NAN, Tinubu said Nigeria has been plagued by insecurity and voices speaking against its unity. She encouraged citizens to protect the country’s peace and unity.

“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,” she said.

“A great nation is possible, and we must continue to keep 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.”

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