The individuals of Adamawa State on Friday trooped to Ahmadu Ribadu Sq. within the capital, Yola, to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day.
It was the primary time in seven years that the individuals, mobilised by the federal government, would dedicate time and sources to mark Nigeria’s Independence anniversary.
Outdoors authorities circles, totally different associations held road processions and nearly each church group within the state congregated Friday morning to mark the anniversary.
The state Commissioner of Data, Dr Umar Pella who alluded to the peculiarity of the day within the state, stated it could stay memorable after so a few years of Adamawa individuals merely letting the nation’s Independence Day cross unmarked within the state.
“We congratulate Nigeria at 61. We congratulate Adamawa individuals for popping out at present. That is the primary time since 2014 that independence was celebrated in Adamawa,” Pella stated.
College students of quite a few private and non-private secondary faculties in addition to members of the totally different authorities safety companies and voluntary organisations participated in a match previous with Governor Ahmadu Fintiri taking the salute.
Governor Fintiri, who delivered a speech after the guard of honour stated the ‘Nigerian Spirit’ is value celebrating as a result of it has sustained the nation within the final 61 years.
“There have been robust intervals however the Nigerian spirit and the unflagging resilience of our individuals have seen us via and we are going to proceed to march ahead to better heights,” Fintiri stated.
He stated Adamawa State overcame forces of disunity that culminated in debilitating civil insecurity, including, nonetheless, “Now we have renewed our religion in each other and in our nation and confirmed that we’re actually a resilient nation.”
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