By Member Madaki – Lafia
In an effort to improve standard of living, Nasarawa state government has assured citizens of its reolve to transform the state into one among the prosperous economies.
State Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe gave the indication during the Eucharistic celebration of Nigeria’s sixtieth independence anniversary at the Saint William Cathedral Lafia.
Doctor Akabe expressed confidence in the administration’s drive towards reviving the economy of the state that has been devastated by outbreak of the dreaded COVID nineteen, to better the lots of the citizenry.
Regretting that things are currently not that rosy in the country, the deputy governor said the present administration in the state would continue to prioritize the welfare of workers and pensioners.
Doctor Akabe who appreciated God for keeping the country as one indivisible entity after sixty years of her independence implored Nigerians at all levels to pray for leaders, noting that the gorwth or otherwise depends on the individual and collective actions or inactions.
Administrator, Saint William Cathedral Reverend Father Alfred Azige while lamating the wanning enthusiasm among Nigerians, called for patriotism, unity and fervent prayers to take the country out from its current precarious situation..
The cleric also implored citizens to have faith in the Nigerian project and support government to develop the country.
In a similar vain, Reverend Father Hillary Abba in his Independence sermon at Saint Patrick Catholic Mission Imon challenged Nigerians to always strive to doing what is right for God to lead them to do much better.
Reverend Father Abba who noted that the theme “together at sixty” was indeed apt for Nigeria, advised Nigerians to continue to hope for the best as God will not abandon them and the country.
On his part, Reverend Father David Arigu Aghu blamed the country’s woes on nepotism, corruption, religious bigotry among other acts inimical to its progress, saying there is still hope for a better Nigeria going forward from sixty years of her independence.
The independence anniversary Masses featured singing of the national anthem, recitation of the national plege and prayers for the state and country at large.
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