Former Chairman of the Nigeria Former Governors Forum, Muazu Babaginda Aliyu and former secretary of the forum, Professor Tunde Esan, have joined others to preach unity, as Nigeria marks its 60th independent anniversary, stating that Nigeria 60th cannot afford to be smaller.
The Forum NGF chairman, who was also a former executive governor of Niger state, preached against the divisible tendencies that have taken over national discuss, adding that Nigeria is an emerging market with her population.
In the message jointly signed by the former governor of Niger State, and secretary, Prof. Tunde Esan, the Forum charged Nigerians to have faith in a greater country.
The statement reads in part: “Former Governors Forum warmly congratulate the government and people of Nigeria on the celebration of 60 years as an independent nation.
“This unique independence celebration is a quick reminder of our unique history. Our position as the most populous nation in Africa, elucidate the positive nature of our geographical entity. We therefore call on all Nigerians to continue to have faith in our country.
“As Nigeria’s Unity Forum, Former Governors Forum, stands for one indivisible country, that promote justice and fairness for its people.
“Our strength lies in our Unity. The demographic features and cultural diversities that typifies our land , enriches the entity called Nigeria and encourages discerning individuals to aspire for attainment of greater goals, and new inspiring frontiers of development. The future belong to countries with big market potentials.”