Danyaro Dakon Sarpiya is delighted to join millions of patrotic Nigerians all over the world to wish the country and her citizenry happy 60th Independence Day Celebration.
Danyaro Sarpiya said for Nigeria to have remained one indivisble nation for 60 years in spite of all the challenges that have been confronting her as a multi-ethnic nation not only deserves to be celebrated but also calls for thanks giving to God Almighty.
At 60, Nigeria as a nation and Nigerians as a people should begin to see the unity of the country as a development that has become indellible, which should also encourage the citizenry to think less about tribal and religious differences, and think more about the harmony and progress of the nation.
Nigerians should equally begin to take the wordings of the National Anthem and the National Pledge more serious than they had never done before. The truth is that the wordings of the National Anthem and the National Pledge should stand as the creed of all Nigerians of goodwill. The National Anthem should not be seen and treated as an ordinary music and the National Pledge shouldn’t be seen and said as an ordinary poem. Their wordings call for sober reflections on the part of Nigerians.
As a matter of fact, at 60 years of age, Nigerians should also grow beyond ethnic war songs. Hence, ethnic associations and groups beating ethnic war drums should put a halt to that. Even the quest for sovereignty by some zonal or ethnic bodies should also be dropped since such tendencies have no meaningful contribution to make to the unity, development and prosperity of the nation.
Nigeria has come to stay as a nation and there is nothing anybody can do about that. What is expected is that all hands should be on deck to build a Nigeria of our collective dream where freedom, peace and unity abound, and where the labour of our Heroes past, shall never be in vain.
It is also important that Nigerians leverage on the 60th Independence Day event to pray for the leadership of the nation at the moment, and the leadership at the state levels, and also pray that the lofty desire of President Mohammadu Buhari to rid Nigeria of corruption should produce the needed result. May the good Lord bless Plateau people in particular and Nigerians in general on this momentous period of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day Celebration.
Danyaro Dakon Sarpiya
Founder & CEO Danyaro Foundation