Together, We Can Make Our Country Work, By Segun Tomori
19 years ago, we broke free from the tortuous stranglehold of military rule.
I remember with nostalgia the struggle for the restoration of democracy that gathered steam following the annulment of the historic June 12 election. That movement culminated in the birth of democracy in 1999.
Looking back, we have gone through teething challenges, some virulent enough to truncate our nascent democracy but by stroke of luck or by our sheer resilience, we have pulled through.
That is worth Celebrating.
While we might not be where we want to be, we are definitely not where we used to be.
We have gone through the pangs of the worst terror attacks that left our citizens devastated, bruised our psyche while terrorists seized territories, yet we came out unscathed.
We have gone through excruciating recession that almost brought our country to its knees, but we are now back on growth path.
While I won’t tell you that all is now rosy, what I can say categorically is that there is sincerity of purpose, clarity of vision and strong political will to lead us to a path of greatness.
No one person, no one leader or President can solve our problems. We must unite, pull our resources together as a people bounded by one destiny to make our country work.
We must get involved in the political process and be that light that will gradually neutralise the darkness in our political murky waters.
The race might be rough and tough, but will we pull through with our unity of purpose? Yes, We WILL!
Happy Democracy Day, My Dear Friends.
God bless the Federal Republic Of Nigeria