The Chairman of Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State, Dr Oluwakemi Surakat, has urged Nigerians to always support governments at all levels in their efforts at promoting development.
In his 60th Independence Day anniversary message, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday, Surakat appealed to citizens to always support governments’ policies aimed at advancing national progress.
He called on Nigerians to live in peace with one and another and make sacrifices to build a better country.
The council boss further urged citizens to renew their commitment to nation-building and keep alive the dreams of those who fought for the country’s independence.
“Every Oct. 1 serves as a great reminder of the sacrifices made by our heroes – the freedom fighters – and may the labour of our heroes past and present never be in vain.
“For 60 years, the nation has gone through a lot of challenges, the recent is COVID-19.
“Some of these challenges have been conquered and others are surmountable if we continue to live in peace.
“We should make sacrifices and support development policies of government at all levels to build the nation of our dream,’’ he said.
Surakat urged residents of Ibeju -Lekki to continue to play their roles in the development of the area and support the local government in its efforts at delivering democratic dividends.
Also congratulating Lagosians, Mr Kunle Sanyaolu, Chairman, Egbe Idimu Local Council Development Area remarked that this year’s Independence Day anniversary should be an opportunity to renew their faith in the country.
He added the anniversary should be an opportunity to celebrate the country’s past heroes and uphold the pride and honour of being a Nigerian.
“Let us use this day to pay homage to all the brave hearts, who gave their lives for the next generation.
“Let us celebrate the glory of free Nigeria and uphold the pride and honour of being a Nigerian.
“Let us remember and honour the patriotism of the people who gave lives to free Nigeria.
“May the pride and glory of being a Nigerian remain in your hearts forever,’’ Sanyaolu said.