Olonisakin commends Nigeria’s unity in Diaspora

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…requires a united effort to battle insecurity

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, Gabriel Olonisakin, has counseled Nigerians dwelling in Cameroon for his or her efforts in dwelling in peace and being law-abiding.

The comment was contained in his speech delivered on the event of Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary celebration. The occasion which was held at Hilton Hotel, Yaounde, was attended by Dean and members of the Diplomatic Corp, senior authorities officers and different well-wishers the world over.

Olonisakin expressed gratitude to the federal government of Cameroon, significantly the President, His Excellency, Paul Biya, describing him as a robust pillar of the nice relationship between the 2 international locations.

“I commend you all for your hard work, good striving behaviour and above all, your law-abiding disposition. I must add that your individual and collective efforts, not only contributed to the economy of your host communities and country but also contributed to the economy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in several ways,” he mentioned.

Olonisakin mentioned Nigeria is dealing with its personal distinctive challenges similar to each different nation on the planet however assured that Buhari’s authorities is working assiduously to make sure a secure and safe Nigeria that’s important for constructing a sustainable economic system for all Nigerians.

“I assure you that the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is working to put an end to insecurity in Nigeria. He’s working to ensure Nigeria remains a safe home for everybody outside the country. The results of these efforts are already manifesting in the several successes achieved against the Boko Haram insurgents and other criminalities in Nigeria.”

The retired military chief additionally counseled the efforts of the Nigeria-Cameroon Trans-Border Security Committee collaboration held in Abuja just lately, saying that it was a defining second of collective effort.

“It is important to appreciate the government and people of Cameroon for this collaboration which is aimed at ensuring collective peace and progress for our both countries.”

He continued: “Security issues continue to emerge, particularly on our continent, while threats to our growing democracies linger. However, we must be united in our condemnation of threats and protection of legitimate and democratic institutions of governance and leadership.

“Every country, just like every individual, has a shared responsibility towards ensuring the health, peace and prosperity of our world. We have to join hands in overcoming the pandemic by making vaccines more available and equitable to all.

Disputes, when they arise, as they are bound to, must be resolved amicably via dialogue and other peaceful conflict resolution mechanisms.”

The Nigeria High Commissioner additionally addressed the Nigerian neighborhood on the identical event of Nigeria’s nationwide day celebration at a cock-tail occasion in Yaounde.

“Our National Day celebration always elicits great feelings both at home and particularly for those of us in the diaspora in all parts of the world. It is the day that underscores our resolve for national identity as Nigerians, irrespective of our ethnic, religious or other affiliations.

It is an indication that what binds us together, and the common aspiration we share is stronger than our diversity.

“Nigeria is a beautifully diverse country and we must all rise up to lift the greatness in it. We are blessed to have the most important asset any nation requires for growth and development, which is human capital.

In his closing speech, the 56-year-old retired army officer saluted the influence of Nigerians in the diaspora, having frequently excelled in science, technology, medicine, sports, arts and many other fields.

Similarly, the creativity of ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Nigerian at home have resulted in globally recognized endeavours. Our country is indeed a nation to be proud of despite some arguments to the contrary by our detractors, who seek to amplify our artificially contrived fault-lines.

We must not allow the wishes of our detractors to define us and we must be resolved to stand together, shoulder-to-shoulder as Nigerians, whether at home or in the diaspora.”

Vanguard News Nigeria

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