NIgeria anniversary: It's been 56 years of challenges and triumphs says Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the nation's 56th independence anniversary. The Governor Ikpeazu described the independence anniversary of the nation as 56 years of challenges and triumphs, which he said Nigerians should be thankful to God for.

Dr Ikpeazu urged Nigerians to continue in prayers for the country and her leaders, especially now that the nation is undergoing serious socio-economic challenges.

According to the Governor, "the Federal Government has declared that our economy is in recession and it is obvious to all that we are experiencing serious economic challenges. From shortfall in the revenue accruing to the component states of the federation to other macro-economic challenges, the truth remains that these are tough times for citizens of our great nation. However, we are confident that it will not last long. This too shall pass."

The Governor also pointed out that "in Abia State, the economic challenges has affected our finances and by extension, our ability to meet some of our pressing needs but we are not despairing.

We are supremely confident, as a people, that we have the!means and the enablement to overcome the most serious of our challenges. We will look inwards, dig deep and leverage on our comparative advantages to overcome our trials."

Enyinnaya Appolos
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor