As Nigerians celebrate 62 years of Independence from Colonial rule, it has been lamented that the citizens are really facing intensive hardship as a result of the downturn in the nation’s economy, IgbereTV reports
Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir also said that, “As you are aware, there is spate of insecurity across the country in the form of banditry, kidnapping and other violent crimes” .
“As a responsible and responsive Government, we have taken measures in collaboration with security agencies to protect the lives and property of our people by swiftly addressing any form of security challenge. I want to assure you that security would continue to be top on our priority so that the relative peace being enjoyed in the State is sustained”, he added.
The lamentation was expressed by the Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed in a goodwill message to mark the 2022 Independence Day on Saturday.
He said that, “Like many other countries, however Nigeria has in the process of its growth experienced a lot of turbulence in the last 62 years. We suffered serious setbacks in the political arena which seriously affected our political and economic growth” .
“The long period of military involvement in the political spectrum of our country had seriously retarded the evolution of democracy and its inherent benefits. It is however, gladdening that today democracy has found its roots in the country. The dividends of democracy are manifest and the citizens are happy”, he emphasized.
According to him, “Today, we have shown to the world that we are not only able to govern ourselves, but are able to understand our differences, respect each other’s values and unite towards developing our country despite our diverse cultures” .
The Governor said that efforts must be expedited by government at all levels to take Nigerians from the current hardships and suffering to a better life experience.
Bala Mohammed however said that his administration has played its part by initiating palliative measures to reduce the poverty level among the people saying, “We are not unmindful of the present hardship being experienced as a result of the downturn in the nation’s economy