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Nigeria @ 57: Sen. Mark calls for National Rebirth

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Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has called for a renaissance spirit among Nigerians as a panacea to the current socio-economic and political challenges.

Senator Mark acknowledged that Nigerians are passing through difficult times but urged the citizenry not to despair but to reenact the indomitable spirit that have seen them through various travails in the past.

In his good will message to Nigerians marking the nation’s 57th independence anniversary , he enjoined Nigerians to shun mundane issues such as ethnicity or religious differences that tends to create disharmony. Senator Mark stated: ” we can surmount our challenges if we collaborate and confront them in a more determined, focused and honest manner.

“I believe that God kept us as one under a united country for good reasons. We may have our differences or disagreements. But that must not surpass or outweigh the huge benefits of staying together.

” Sure, we are yet to achieve all our goals as a nation but we have made some appreciable progress that must be sustained and improved upon. “Whichever way it is viewed, whether region, zone or state, Islam or Christianity , we all have comparative advantages of living together. We must continue to contribute towards making our dear country a better place”.

He therefore urged those agitating for a possible break up of Nigeria to look at the positive sides of being part of the whole instead of craving for a micro entity that would ultimately rely on the bigger entity for survival.

Senator Mark is of the conviction that the grey areas militating against Nigeria’s unity can be addressed in a fair and honest manner without spilling the beans.

For him, both the government and the governed must take deliberate steps to present issues on the table anchored on equity, fairness , justice and respect for one another.

He insisted that there are enough channels for any aggrieved persons or groups to ventilate or seek redress including dialogue, courts or the National Assembly instead of taking to the extreme measures . Senator Mark wished the nation a blissful independence anniversary just as he prayed for an egalitarian society where every citizen is free to pursue his or her legitimate ambition in any part of the country without fear of intimidation or molestation. Signed: Paul Mumeh Media Assistant to Senator David Mark

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Oriri Peter is a blogger, an online media expert, an entrepreneur. Founder of Penessaj Communication, He is politically motivated, He has participated in various political campaign platforms, He is also an event planer/social media mobilizer, a social analyst and a strategic thinker. Studied Sociology from Benue State University Makurdi. He is so passionate about the ordinary Nigeria.

Oriri Peter is a blogger, an online media expert, an entrepreneur. Founder of Penessaj Communication, He is politically motivated, He has participated in various political campaign platforms, He is also an event planer/social media mobilizer, a social analyst and a strategic thinker. Studied Sociology from Benue State University Makurdi. He is so passionate about the ordinary Nigeria.

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