Jos - Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau has called on Nigerians to pray fervently for peace, unity and stability of the country and her leaders as the nation celebrates the 54th anniversary.
Jang made the appealed in his independence goodwill message signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, James Mannok, on Wednesday in Jos.
The governor said that there was need for prayers in view of the challenges facing the country.
He said the anniversary was a thing of celebration in spite of the economic, political and security challenges facing the nation.
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According to the governor, the Independence Day should be a celebration of Nigerians’ resilience in its journey to nationhood.
Jang explained that Nigerians stood strong in forging ahead as one indivisible entity, in spite of all challenges.
He urged Nigerians to love, tolerate, forgive and respect the country’s diverse cultural values in a bid to strengthen this bound of fraternity.
The governor, who assured that the peace building process in the state is on course, said that his administration remains fully committed to fulfilling its covenant of service delivery to the people.