Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, has congratulated Nigerians as the country marks its 56th Independence anniversary.
Senator Gwarzo, in a press statement by his Media Assistant, Ibrahim Garba, Friday, said ‘‘I congratulate Nigerians on this Independence anniversary. It is not an easy feat to attain 56 years of age.We, as a country should be very proud of what we have achieved’’.
Senator Bello adding that celebrating independence anniversary reminds Nigerians of the tortuous journey to nationhood.
Gwarzo also said there is the urgent need for people to begin to see themselves first as Nigerians, rather than one ethnic group or the other.
He stated that unity and peace would be easier to attain if leaders, at all levels, allow justice and fair play to govern their actions.