Patriotism will Put Nigeria on Right Path —Tinubu

President Tinubu noted that embracing nationhood and fostering a shared belief in one country would set Nigeria on the right path, boost its growth and development.
President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu NigeriaGalleria

During a lecture/colloquium in honor of the 61st birthday of the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, held in Abuja, President Tinubu lauded Akpabio as a man deeply committed to the values of national development.

President Tinubu said, 'The opportunity you (Akpabio) offered us to listen to the lead speaker and his recommendations will undoubtedly lead to more profound legislative activities and collaboration among all of us.'"

“We will work together. While we consider the affairs of this country, the nationhood and the belief in one country will put us on the right path. Having you as a partner, I think  Tajudeen Abbas as a partner, as the Speaker, is good enough for me to succeed.

“Insha Allah, we will succeed. I appreciate Godswill Akpabio, God will help you, and God will guide you.

“I believe in the person of Godswill Akpabio, he is truly God’s will. I know him as as a governor, as a commissioner in Akwa Ibom. We share a vision even though he was a commissioner, he is extremely inquisitive.

“He transformed Akwa Ibom tremendously. He built one of the most effective drainage systems in Akwa Ibom. Today, up till now, no matter how heavy the rain is, you will never find casualties.”

Guest speaker, and former President, Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, noted that for Nigeria to tackle insecurity, peace and security must be developed.

He said: “The first question is how can we find peace. Is it by armed forces. It will be by executive and legislative processes. 

“We can’t win, in my opinion, the war by armed forces. So, I will suggest to the National Assembly to consider the possibility of inviting the ethnic nationalities, the owners of Nigeria.

“The traditional rulers that are being ignored, I believe they have a hand in the constitutional process. If this is done we will achieve peace.

“Together with our traditional rulers, who I think are being ignored in the process, we might  be able to resolve these Boko Haram, and IPOB Issues.”

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