Atiku Abubakar Addresses The Nation On October 1 Independence Day - Read His Message

Date: 30-09-2019 10:44 pm (3 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Former vice president and 2019 presidential contestant, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku has addressed the nation on her independence day bring message of hope and peace to the masses. He encouraged Nigerians to be hopeful in the midst of "gloom and doom". Addressing the nation on independence day is usualy reserved for the president of the Nation, however, Alhaji Atiku has taken it upon himself to do the honours or presenting a speech to the Nigerian citizens. you can reach his full speech below:


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On October 1, 1960, our nation’s founding fathers could never have fathomed that 59 years after birthing the largest black nation on earth, we would be facing a situation where we do not have a free press.

Our judiciary is under attack, and our youths and activists, who should ordinarily be the future of Nigeria, would be facing the very real threat of arrest and intimidation should they speak out about the state of the nation.

My dear citizens of Nigeria, I could go with the flow and the cliche and say all is well with Nigeria, but as the late Chinua Achebe once wrote, “when an adult is in the house, the she-goat is not left to suffer the pain of parturition on its tether”.

I could call for prayers, as others would indeed call for today. I could also call on Nigerians to show more understanding, as indeed many have said in the past and will undoubtedly say again today.

But I am mindful of the fact that the time for rhetoric has long since passed and now is the time for all lovers of Nigeria to take concrete steps to aid Nigeria’s progress, by not just praying and showing understanding, but also to take democratic action to ensure that the ideals of our founding fathers – Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress – are not set aside on the altar of tyranny.

All is not well when judges are persecuted for enforcing the constitutionally guaranteed fundamental human rights of Nigerian citizens.

All is not well when Nigeria is now officially the world headquarters for extreme poverty and out of school children, yet the cost of maintaining those in government continues to grow, while the needs of the governed are not being met.

And certainly, all is not well when the media cannot freely express itself without the fear that those who wield the big stick would use it on them for saying things as they are.

So, rather than just call for prayers today, I am calling on all Nigerians to believe in Nigeria’s betterment, to work for Nigeria’s betterment, and to insist that no one in Nigeria, no matter how highly placed, shall be bigger than the laws of our land.

It is not all gloom and doom, however. There is still hope. Much hope. I took time to listen to a recent remark made by the Emir of Kano, HRM Muhammed Sanusi II about why we need to pay more attention to the issue of girl-child education.

It is an age-long truism that women are the teachers of a nation. I make bold to say that the greatness of our country, Nigeria has much to do with how well we educate how children, especially the girl-child.

My commendation goes to Governor @Bellomatawalle1 of Zamfara State for leading the way by massively investing in public education.

I also specifically want to cite the example of Chief Allen Onyeama and his public spiritedness which saw him offer relief to Nigerian citizens who were victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

By repatriating hundreds of Nigerians back home, at his cost, Mr. Onyeama and @flyairpeace, have revived hope in the Nigeria of our founding fathers’ dream.

You see, when we put Nigeria first, we not only revive the Nigerian Dream, we also revive Unity & Faith, Peace & Progress, which were the ideals our founding fathers had in mind when they came together to put forward this new & independent nation 59 years ago on October 1, 1960.

Nigeria belongs to all of us and we all have a role to play in making our nation great. Nigeria should be the beacon of hope, democracy and freedom, to not only the African continent but to the black diaspora the world over.

And to ensure that this becomes the case, we all have a duty to support and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria against all enemies, foreign and domestic. And this we must do, so help us God.

And it is on this note that I wish all Nigerians a happy Independence Day. May God bless all of us and may God bless Nigeria. -AA


Posted: at 30-09-2019 10:44 PM (3 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- sheffy1981 at 30-09-2019 10:58 PM (3 years ago)
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These criminals need to leave Nigeria alone, damn. What and why does he wants to become the president? Just to continue to deceive the people already in pain. Criminals called leaders.
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- chidan1214 at 1-10-2019 01:21 AM (3 years ago)
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An IDIOT ARMED ROBBER.

This Address should come from a SOWORE
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- awobaba1963 at 1-10-2019 01:59 AM (3 years ago)
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you are not the president of the country so DO NOT need you to address the nation but yourself
Secondly you are one of the big problems in this country. Bring back all you have stolen from our country
Look at a thief addressing those he has stolen from. what a nation
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- maxzy277 at 1-10-2019 03:34 AM (3 years ago)
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What a Country Huh?
Posted: at 1-10-2019 03:34 AM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Baye77 at 1-10-2019 06:10 AM (3 years ago)
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This is funny.
Atiku addresing the nation as if he's not part of the problem. Just go to bed sir.
Posted: at 1-10-2019 06:10 AM (3 years ago) | Hero
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- kellyonly at 1-10-2019 07:51 AM (3 years ago)
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Dis man Atiku think he can deceiv us, he is deceivin himsef nd members of his family, Despite d bad situation u nd ur cronies has put Nigeria, we Nigerians are wiser dan u. U praised someone dat help brght nigerians back frm S.Africa  how many did u help to bring back wit all ur stolen billions, d bad shape u nd ur cronies placed Nigeria are d reasons Nigerians ran to other Countries to search for better life
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- kundok at 1-10-2019 02:46 PM (3 years ago)
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Nigeria is not running the UK Parliamentary system of government and so there is no shadow government ... Atiku should get it right , there is ONLY ONE PRESIDENT IN NIGERIA..... The Presidential system does not give room for a President-in-waiting oooooooooo....   .
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fire TRENDING GISTS fire