The federal government says in spite of the challenges the country has gone through over the years, its resolve to remain one indivisible entity is unshaken.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, spoke on Monday at the opening of the Nigeria@60 photo exhibition in Abuja.
“This photo exhibition is organised to serve as a poignant reminder of significant events in the annals of this great country and how they have shaped the country, ensured peaceful coexistence, patriotism and determination, culminating in our greatness and development,” he said.
“For those who did not witness Nigeria’s Independence in 1960, particularly the students, they can at least look at the photos of pre-independent Nigeria; the independence proper; post-independence era.
“They will also look at leaders who fought for our independence and have an idea of the struggle for freedom from colonialism and a mental picture of how the situation was then.
“These have given hope that whatever challenges we may be facing even at this time, we will surmount them and have a strong, united, peaceful and prosperous country.”
The minister said the exhibition, which will be open to the public till September 23, captured six decades of Nigeria’s independence; footprints of Nigeria’s political leaders and 60 years of the labour of past heroes in ensuring the country’s unity and peace.
He added that Nigeria had surmounted its myriad of challenges through its rich, dynamic culture and resilient spirit.
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