President Buhari preaches unity as Nigeria marks 58th anniversary today

President Buhari has urged Nigerians to focus on what unites them and promised to work tirelessly for the country’s unity.

In a nationwide broadcast to mark this year’s Independence Day celebration, the president spoke on several issues, including security, the economy, social development, environmental degradation, and the 2019 general elections.

President Buhari stressed that progress has been made in the war against insurgency, the herdsmen/farmers crisis and commended the armed forces for their tireless effort in protecting the territorial integrity of the country while pledging to work towards achieving a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria where all can succeed.

He said his administration had, in the past three years, introduced many policies and programs targeted at youth development and youth empowerment and specifically assured that the Independent National Electoral Commission -INEC will truly be independent in the conduct of the forthcoming general polls.

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