A part of Nigeria's National Anthem says that the "Labour of our heroes past, shall never be in vain." As good as this part of the anthem is, there are certain factors that can make us achieve this as citizens.
And this is the message we preach as we celebrate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
In the event of Army Remembrance Day, being the Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon. Mubarak Mijinyiwa, was privileged to meet one of the pioneers of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. IBM Haruna who was Federal Commissioner for Information and Culture in 1975 and 1977. He established the National Television Authority @NTANewsNow in 1975 and the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), and also advocated for the Press Council of Nigeria.
On meeting with him today, he preached to me unity and urged me not to make the same mistake our past leaders made by using religion and ethnicity to divide this country because of political and personal gains.
Our prayer today is "may the souls of our fallen heroes continue to rest in peace."
My message is to reiterate on the words of wisdom passed to me by the Major Geneal and that message is UNITY, PEACE then PROGRESS will come.
This is the period to bring the nation together. We must not allow personal interest to bring division and segregation.
All we preach is Unity and Peace which must start from every individual.
The Chairman house committee on Defense and Security, Hon. Ighosotu Kelvin, implored the citizen of our dear country and youth all over the world not to make the sacrifices made by our heroes be in vain; they fought to keep the nation together- it is a call of duty to everyone especially the youths, to embrace unity that will help the nation to live in peace.
Now is the time for us to stand tall and strong.
God bless Nigeria 🇳🇬