In commemoration of the June 12 Democracy day, lawmakers in Ikorodu have taken time out to reflect on the significance of the day while urging residents not to relent until a better nation is birthed.
Senator Tokunbo Abiru said that great nations that are established in democracy have had their own fair share of challenges, encouraging residents not to despair.
He said they should seek ways of consolidating on the gains of the nation’s fledgling democracy.
“The United States of America that is reputed as the bastion of the world’s democracy is obviously not without her challenges.
“No doubt, the democratic journey that started in 1999 is not without hiccups. The challenges notwithstanding, we should not be quick to dismiss commemoration of Democracy Day especially the tortuous June 12 struggle as non-event.
“Despite imperfections and challenges, I urge all Nigerians not to despair but rather continue to seek ways of consolidating gains of the nation’s fledgling democracy.
“Like I have always said, ‘Our challenges are daunting but not insurmountable. Let’s keep hope alive. Nigeria shall be great again.”
Chairman, Nigerian Majority Leaders Forum and Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade (SOA) described the June 12 as a milestone in the democratic history of Nigeria.
“Every year, we celebrate democracy day as a milestone in our democratic dispensation as a nation, but; as we mark this year’s anniversary, we should not forget the purpose, the gains and the challenges we face as a people.
“Let’s move the state and country towards greatness in every sector and promote good governance with utmost peace and tranquility.
“May the Almighty God direct our noble cause, guide our leaders right, help our youths to know the truth and may the labour of our past heroes not be in vain.”