The member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State, Rep. Sam Onuigbo has felicitated with Nigerians at the occasion of the country’s 62nd Independence anniversary.

Rep. Onuigbo in a goodwill message on Saturday said the Independence celebration is a moment to celebrate Nigeria’s hard-won freedom, reflect on the journey, and map out a plan for future growth.

The lawmaker urged Nigerians to “strengthen our resolve to continue to build a nation of prosperity where peace and justice reigns.”


His message read in part, “At this stage of our existence, we are not uninformed of some challenges which have weighed us down. But, we will not despair for as the great Martin Luther King Jnr said, “we must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope”.

“Nation-building is a process, and while our journey has been beleaguered by challenges such as disruption in education, unemployment, economic downturn, terrorism, climate change, collapsing infrastructures, and many more, these are challenges we have continued to surmount over the years with resilience.”

He urged countrymen not shy away from the challenges, but face them head-on with awareness, a sense of responsibility, and unity of purpose.


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