The people of Adamawa Province on Fri trooped to Ahmadu Ribadu Square in the working capital, Yola, to score Nigeria’s 61st Independence Daytime.
It was the foremost time in 7 years that the people, mobilised by the authorities, would dedicate time and resources to score Nigeria’s Independence anniversary.
Exterior authorities circles, different associations held street processions and virtually every church building grouping in the province congregated Fri forenoon to score the anniversary.
The province Commissioner of Information, Dr Umar Pella who alluded to the peculiarity of the daytime in the province, said it would remain memorable after so many years of Adamawa people simply letting the land’s Independence Daytime pass unmarked in the province.
“We congratulate Nigeria at 61. We congratulate Adamawa people for coming out nowadays. This is the foremost time since 2014 that independence was celebrated in Adamawa,” Pella said.
Students of many public and private secondary schools as good as members of the different authorities security agencies and voluntary organisations participated in a match yesteryear with Governor Ahmadu Fintiri taking the salute.
Governor Fintiri, who delivered a speech after the guard of honour said the ‘Nigerian Spirit’ is worth celebrating because it has sustained the country in the lastly 61 years.
“There have been tough periods but the Nigerian spirit and the unflagging resilience of our people have seen us through and we will go on to march forward to greater heights,” Fintiri said.
He said Adamawa Province overcame forces of disunity that culminated in debilitating civil insecurity, adding, notwithstanding, “We have renewed our faith in one some other and in our country and proven that we are genuinely a resilient land.”
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