The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has paid glowing tributes to the heroes of Nigeria’s democracy, saying their efforts must be improved upon, while congratulating Nigerians for marking this year’s Democracy Day.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi on Friday, the Speaker said he believes Nigeria has learnt a lot in the last 21 years of uninterrupted democracy.
He said since 1999, Nigeria has come a long way in democratic practice, noting that the country’s system is growing by the day as he used the occasion to call on Nigerians to remain united in the face of daunting challenges facing the country.
He also called for fervent prayers for the country to overcome the myriad of security challenges in parts of Nigeria. “Nigerian leaders and the citizens must work toward sustaining the country’s democracy as it is the system that protects the interest of all”, he said.