In a statement released to mark the occasion, Ambassador Mumuni also advised the President Buhari-led APC government to use the remainder of its tenure to fulfill its campaign promises to Nigerians.
The renowned security expert said; though this might not be the Nigeria of our dreams, the fact that the country is not in a state of war is a thing of joy for him and millions of Nigerians.
He said; “I rejoice with all Nigerians on the peaceful Independence celebration. What would have happened today if the Arewa youth had carried out their “Igbo-must-go” October 1st threat? What would have happened to our unity if the Biafra agitators had succeeded in breaking away from Nigeria? We would have been in a state of war, and war doesn’t solve problems but dialogue does.”
He commended President Buhari for his timely intervention in the Biafra issue, adding that there is still more to do in addressing the plight of the agitators and making life comfortable for all Nigerians.
“The Buhari I know is a truthful man. He has good intentions for Nigeria. I contested in the Lagos Gubernatorial election in 2011 under his party, the defunct Congress for Political Change (CPC) before the merger with Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and other political parties, which led to the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“It is however sad that despite his efforts to bring about positive change, Nigerians are yet to see or feel it. There is serious hunger in the land.
“While Mr President’s efforts in the war against terrorism and corruption are commended, he should use the remainder of his tenure to provide basic amenities, including good roads, quality healthcare and abundant foods for the masses”, he concluded.
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