63rd independence: Forum urges Nigerians to be more concerned about country’s future

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

As Nigeria marks her 63 years of Independence, a socio-Religious group known as United Christians Youth Progress Forum (UCYPF) has urged the citizens to be more concerned about the future of the country.

The National President of the forum, Mr. Joniga Edward who made the call in a goodwill message Saturday, enjoined Nigerians to be optimistic about the future of the country, despite the numerous challenges confronting them currently.

Edward said that the nation held abundant promises for the citizens, adding that Nigeria has what it takes to overcome today’s threats and trials.

The President of the forum encouraged the leaders and the citizens to re-dedicate themselves to the virtues of equity, justice, tolerance and strive to give their best for the good of the nation.

He described Independence Day as a day of freedom that provides an opportunity for the citizens to reflect on the country’s progress, celebrate its humble attainments and ponder over those dreams yet to be fulfilled.

“I join all citizens in celebrating the 63 years of Independence Anniversary of our great nation, Nigeria. As we mark this day of freedom, it allows us to reflect on our progress, celebrate our humble way of life”, he said.

According to Edward, “we may have hiccups along the way and challenging times that might be stretching our resolve and determination to forge ahead. But we should not relent nor succumb to fear, discouraging trials and threats of today”.

Mr Edward further encouraged Nigerians against losing hope in the country, adding that the citizens’ indomitable spirit and capacity to overcome difficult times, seize the moment and conquer would never go in vain.

He said that the journey of nationhood is a marathon which requires patience, resilience, tolerance and determination.

The forum’s Leader, said that the uncertainties of this time could not be compared to the limitless promises in the country.

“This time offers us a new opportunity to renew our drive towards attaining greater heights and secure our shared dreams and common vision”, he said.

Mr Edward further stated that as Nigerians celebrate the independence anniversary, the people need to aggregate the successes, challenges and lessons of the last six decades and apply them towards a more prosperous future for the present and upcoming generations.

He observed that Nigeria is a country blessed with numerous opportunities and prospects as well as great citizens, engaging diversity and versatility.

“Let us remain optimistic, for the challenges of this time will rebound to a glorious fortune for us and generations yet to come,” he said.

President of the group further explained that with the current economic hardship being faced by the masses in the country, urgent attention need to be put in placed to tackle hunger, unemployment and insecurity to guarantee the wellbeing of the citizens.

Mr Edward pointed out that the group has embarked on peace building projects in some affected communities across the country toward nation building and to rewakean the consciousness of the Nigeria youths to harness their potential.

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