Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state, has urged Nigerian youths to play their part in creating a supersonic Nigeria.
He said this on Thursday at the Abuja public presentation of the Sun Publishing Limited book “The Making of Modern Nigeria: From Pre-colonial Era to Date.”
The event’s chairman, Mr. Abdusalami, a former general, stated that even though the nation had experienced great hardship, the future was promising.
“Our generation has played its part in the making of a modern Nigeria. The future belongs to the rising generation.
“It is therefore for today’s and future generations to play their roles for the making of a supersonic Nigeria,’’ he said.
He additionally addressed the upcoming National Independence Day celebration, noting that 63 years have passed since the country first began working to improve the nation and realise our full potential as a people.
He said, since then, the country has experienced the good and bad.
He asked Nigerians to work together, saying that it would take all hands on deck to reverse our trajectory and enable Nigeria to take its rightful place in the comity of nations.
“A few days from today, our country will be celebrating its 63rd independence anniversary. It has been 63 years of continuous efforts at making the country better and for us as a nation to achieve our full potential.
“We have seen the good. We have seen the bad. And we hope for the best in the future.
“The good news is that we have all it takes to surmount our challenges and press forward for a better Nigeria. To make this happen, all hands must be on deck to change our trajectory and make it possible for Nigeria to have its pride of place in the comity of nations,”