#Independence: Gov Mbah harps on unity, quality education, salutes Nigerians | CABLE REPORTERS

The governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has urged Nigerians to work together for the country's peace and development, saying national interest must always take precedence over every other interest and consideration. 

Mbah, who also stressed the import of quality education to nation building, equally commended Nigerians for their resilience in the face of socio-economic challenges, expressing strong conviction that the country would emerge from the present difficulties stronger and more prosperous.

He stated these on Saturday in a statement he personally signed in commemoration of the nation's 63rd independence anniversary.

The governor saluted the nation's founding fathers for their doggedness, patriotic zeal, and lofty visions for Nigeria, urging all tiers of government to work together to reorient the country towards the path of recovery in all sectors of national life.

He said for the country to reach its full potential as a prosperous nation and the true giant of Africa envisaged by the founding fathers, it must prioritise education as the cornerstone of nation-building, adding that it was for this reason that his administration was overhauling basic education in the state, including the ongoing construction of smart schools in each of the 260 wards in the state.

"On behalf of the government and good people of Enugu State, I salute all Nigerians on the occasion of our 63rd independence anniversary. 

"On this historic occasion, I would especially want to congratulate the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR as well as the 36 state governors and indeed all Nigerians.

"The struggle for independence was not an easy one, but our founding fathers prevailed. Likewise, I have no doubt that we will ultimately emerge from the present socio-economic difficulties stronger and more prosperous if we all work together irrespective of political affiliations as well as ethnicity and religious backgrounds", he stated.

Mbah wishes Nigerians a happy and hitch free independence celebration.

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