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President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria.
He said he was committed to ensuring that Nigeria became a country where all, irrespective of background, could aspire to succeed.
Buhari made the promise in his national broadcast early on Monday to mark the nation’s 58th Independence anniversary.
Taking a look at the nation’s journey in the past 58 years, the President said Nigeria had come a long way even if the journey had not ended.
Describing the anniversary as a day of celebration and solemn reflection, Buhari lauded and remembered the nation’s founding fathers who he said labored so hard and sacrificed so much to build and bequeath a nation like Nigeria.
He said it was the responsibility of all stakeholders to consolidate the great legacy.
While saying that there had been a steady improvement in the security situation in the North-East, the President said he remained committed to ending the crisis and making the region safe for all.