Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has declared that Nigeria can only progress when all its citizens have a sense of security, unity and belonging.
He made the declaration on Sunday in Asaba, Delta State, when he met with the executive members of the Delta State Traditional Council led by Obi Efizomor II, Obi Of Owa.
“I am an incurable optimist about this country, Nigeria is not a perfect country but it can be made to make progress, move at a pace that will be advantageous to all of us, no matter our tribe, position gender and race.
“We can have a country that is at peace with itself, where unity is enthroned, a country where everyone will be their brothers’ keeper, where performance will be obvious in the governance and running of the affairs of our people, a country where everyone will have a sense of belonging,” he stated.
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Obasanjo commended the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, saying that he brought peace, unity, development and cooperation to the people of the state.
He urged the traditional council to continue to be a pillar of support to the governor in his developmental strides.
He reminded them that they were bastion of peace, unity and development in their various domains and they should do their best for the unity and security of the state at all time.
Speaking earlier, Okowa welcomed Obasanjo to the state to commission some landmark projects, stressing that his presence and wealth of experience would encourage his administration to carry out more developmental projects for the people.
Obi Efeizimor II, Obi Of Owa in his remarks urged Obasanjo to use his wealth of experience to fight injustice in the society stating that the country was at the verge of collapse and needed men like him to intervene in its affairs.