The Federal Government has come out to say that Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee is worth celebrating despite the several socio-economic problems facing Nigeria.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed revealed this today in Abuja at a media briefing.
According to him, for a nation that has experienced a bitter internal civil war, years of political crisis, daunting security challenges, including religious and ethnic crisis, our retained unity has to be celebrated.
He added that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has offered us a new beginning and his administration will take Nigeria to greater heights.
His words, “For a country that has gone through a bitter internal civil war, years of political crisis, daunting security challenges, including religious and ethnic crisis, our unity and our resilience (which by the way is what diamond represents) are worth celebrating.
“Also, in certain cultures, the age of 60 is seen as the beginning of a new cycle of life, and is usually well marked.
“For Nigeria as a country, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari offers a new beginning.
“The administration is working assiduously to build a new Nigeria, laying the building blocks for industrial and technological development by building massive infrastructures in the areas of power, roads, bridges, rail and developing human capital.
“The administration is also fighting corruption, tackling insecurity and diversifying the economy by leveraging on ICT, Creative Industry, agriculture and mining, among others.”