Happy 60th Independence Anniversary!
Today, after pangs of pain and treasure troves of triumph, Nigeria attains the Diamond age. Over the years as Nigerians, we have endured conflicts and borne the scars of failed expectations but at no time have we given up. We have always overcome adversity, looking at the future with renewed hope and rededicated energy to negotiate the pathway to a prosperous future.
With our never-say-die spirit, we have forced the world to take note.
Today, and at this moment, we excel in all spheres, from sports and the academia to business and communications technology. Our leadership role in Africa remains unparalleled. As former US President Bill Clinton once said, the world needs Nigeria to survive.
Today, as in the former years, the forces of division are as vicious as they have always been, but they must not distract us from our place in history. We must conquer the afflictions that ail us and forge ahead with love, oneness, unity and harmony amidst diversity.
Therefore, I warmly congratulate the President and commander in chief of the Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, GCFR, and the good people of Ogun State and Nigeria, on this milestone independence anniversary.
TOGETHER SHALL WE BE
Happy Diamond Anniversary and many happy returns.