The Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy Strategic Studies (AANI), has called on Nigerians to live in peace, unity and understanding as laid down by the founding fathers of the country.
The Publicity Secretary of the association, Dr Ogbonna Onyeisi, who made the call in statement on Thursday in Abuja, said celebrating Nigeria at 60 was very historic toward fulfilling the dreams of the founding fathers.
Onyeisi said that the celebration was very historic because it came at a time when the whole world had started relaxing the lockdown due to the reduction in infection from COVID-19 pandemic.
“We as members of AANI use this auspicious occasion to preach for peace, understanding and unity in Nigeria.
“Peace remains vital for economic, social, political and technological development of any nation.
“We urge every citizen of this country to become an agent of peace as it is only peace that can guarantee the unity and development of this country.“
Onyeisi however, expressed concern over the security situation in some parts of the country, adding that the association was very worrisome over the constant attacks on citizens.
He expressed dismay over the attack on the convoy of Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, adding that such attack was the second in a very short time.
The scribe, however, commiserated with the governor, the people of the state, and the families of the security personnel who died during the attack.He also called on the stakeholders in the state and the federal level to work modalities toward improving the security of lives and property in the country.
According to him, AANI will continue to partner and work with governments at all levels in finding workable solutions to the security challenges in the country.
Edited By: Yahaya Isah/Grace Yussuf