Our beloved country is both rich and great in tradition, people and resources.

Today, as we celebrate Independence Day, we are reminded to cultivate and express genuine love for country, compassion for all, tolerance in our diversity, faithful performance of duty, honesty in life, discipline, diligence, self restraint in conduct and not least of all, a conscience-driven mindset. These are the ingredients necessary for us to rise above the apparent contradictions of our recent history and contemporary narrative and collectively build a thriving future for all of our citizens, living and unborn.

Happy Independence Day Nigeria. God bless us all.
Professor Yemi Osinbajo