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“I convened 2014 Nationwide Confab to tackle seeds of discord” – Jonathan

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Ragged President Goodluck Jonathan says he convened the 2014 Nationwide Convention to be succesful to fabricate an environment for Nigerians to tackle points pushing electorate towards divisive politics and sowing the seeds of discord.

Jonathan acknowledged this in his remarks at the “2nd Igbo Nsukka Zik Annual Merit Award”, in reminiscence of the principle Nigerian President, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, on Tuesday in Abuja. The occasion became once organised by Igbo Nsukka United Front.

On the occasion, Jonathan became once honoured with “the Zik’s Merit Award”.

He acknowledged the shortcoming to place watch over Nigeria’s diversity became once a first-rate stumbling block to the nation’s socio-financial vogue.

“When I convened the 2014 Nationwide Convention as President, my draw became once to fabricate an environment that may perhaps perhaps enable our electorate to dispassionately tackle these points which can perhaps be pushing us towards divisive politics and sowing the seeds of discord in our polity.

“I factor in that, in a elaborate and diverse country adore ours, the run of nationhood and march to greatness is now not a toddle nonetheless a marathon.

“Then again, to bag it upright, we now hang got to be triumphant in noteworthy more to unite our folk and combine our society, in uncover to construct a nation of selfless patriots and electorate, electorate as outlined by the Greek philosophers.

“That is the form of country envisioned by our nationalists.

“That is methods to expose our colossal inhabitants, rich diversity and the favorite resourcefulness of our folk into a sure force that may perhaps perhaps rework and toughen the greatness of our dear country.

“I don’t hang any query in my mind that God Almighty has deposited in our land and in our electorate, the indefatigable spirit and creativity to unite, work and reveal in a harmonious way and form our country big,” Jonathan acknowledged

The passe president wired the need for Nigerians to achieve collectively and agree on enhance mechanisms and institutions that may perhaps perhaps promote the harmonization and efficiency of their diverse folk.z

Jonathan acknowledged that may perhaps perhaps guarantee that equitable distribution of sources and alternatives and encourage harmony, patriotism, justice, peace and sustainable vogue.

He expressed his perception that Azikiwe’s ideals, philosophy and wisdom hang been very relevant at this particular time, as Nigerians sought to chart a approach forward for the country.

He added that Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Chief Anthony Enahoro, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and diverse big nationalists did their finest to salvage the image of our country.

“The nation owes Nnamdi Azikiwe, the principle President of Nigeria who became once as a change of job from 1963 to 1966, a debt of gratitude.

“His favorite role whereas working with diverse big nationalists to real the independence we revel in this day became once legendary.

“Nigerians of diverse generations will proceed to hang in mind his unparalleled efforts towards maintaining Nigeria one, and his perception in Nigeria’s greatness anchored on fairness, justice and inclusion.”

Jonathan acknowledged that as an indigene of Japanese Nigeria, born in Northern Nigeria and established in Western Nigeria, Azikiwe had a cosmopolitan lifestyles experience and disposition that ready him for his role within the society.

This, based fully totally on him, enabled Azikiwe to verify a innovative Nigeria, whose diverse tribes and tongue would blend to maintain a huge nation to lead the leisure of Africa.

“Whether or now not as a political chief, creator, journalist and media proprietor, Zik became once loyal in his consistent rhetoric about freedom and financial emancipation.

“He spent most of his lifestyles combating for the growth of this country and the successfully-being of her folk.

“It is, therefore, a thing of large significance that this community selected this very particular day to evoke the nationalist spirit and principles of Azikiwe and restore to our consciousness, these ideals that raised our optimism about a cohesive and silent nation.

“A nation that may perhaps perhaps draw its strength in ethnic tolerance and accommodation and conducting to the area the magnificence of team spirit in diversity.

“In these early days, Azikiwe by no way minced phrases on his intriguing perception and optimism within the enormous potentials of our uniquely diverse society.

“He lived and died for one Nigeria, believing that what binds us is higher and more priceless than what divides us as a folk.

“While most political pundits bid that the potentials for Nigeria’s greatness live potent, our nation has continued, since independence, to grapple with the penalties of heart-broken administration of our diversity and differences.

Jonathan recommended the community for organising the dialogue on the 117th birthday of Azikiwe and for making efforts to motivate his legacies for national team spirit, in these demanding times.

Jonathan furthermore liked the solidarity and warm reception he continuously got from the folk of the South East of Nigeria.

“The unconditional solidarity South Easterners hang continuously accorded me, reinforces my hope within the fact that we are able to in actuality fraternize with every other as electorate of 1 country, no subject our tribe and tongue.

“It furthermore shows that Ndigbo has popular me as one among their have, despite the fact that I attain from the creeks of the Niger Delta.

“When my grandmother named me Azikiwe, she potentially had no inkling of the that way of the title, diverse than the fact that she became once enamoured with the achievements of the enormous nationalist, the Enormous Zik of Africa.”

“I hang attain to admire that the title symbolizes peace, conception, greatness and solidarity in team spirit,” Jonathan added.

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