56yrs Of Independence: Ayade Urges Peace, Unity

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Governor Ben Ayade
Governor Ben Ayade

Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade has urged Nigerians to demonstrate utmost gratitude to God as the country marks 56 years of nationhood.

Ayade who made the call in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Ita, said 56 years of Independence as a nation was a precious gift from God. He urge Nigerians to pray for the continuous unity and stability of the country.

His words: “Fifty six years is a watershed in the history of a nation. There is no doubt that we have come a long way and achieved so much as a people. We have every reason to be thankful to God for the peace, unity and security we have been enjoying.”

While urging Nigerians not to take the prevailing peace in the country for granted, Governor Ayade reminded: “There are many countries in the world today that peace has not only become an essential commodity, but also a rarity. That we have remained one united country in the last 56 years is a strong statement of our indissolubility and a preference for peace over war.”

The governor further enjoined Nigerians to team up to build a greater and prosperous country where everyone will be proud of.

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