By Charles Nwaoguji
Telecommunications giant, Globacom, has congratulated the government and people of Nigeria on the country’s 21st Democracy Day celebration.
June 12 will be marked as Democracy Day for the first time this year following the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to move the celebration to the anniversary of the annulled June 12 election in 1993 which had the late Moshood Abiola as winner of the presidential election.
June 12 is a watershed. It stands for a series of events which gave us new heroes of democracy in the 90s. We must remember that some of our fellow compatriots laid down their lives, paying the ultimate sacrifice before the country’s democracy stabilised,” the release read.
“In order for the labour of Nigeria’s heroes of democracy not to be in vain, we must ensure that the federating units of this great nation unite and work assiduously towards maintaining the peace and mutual co-existence that we have enjoyed since we returned to civil rule in 1999.”
It added: “The only everlasting honour that we can give to the fallen heroes of democracy is to keep that unity intact and ensure that we harness our human and material resources towards building a truly nation.”
Globacom restated its belief in the ability of Nigerians to rise above present challenges, and advised them to support the government and its agencies to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
“As we strive to lift the nation to greatness, let us unite to chase out Covid-19 from Nigeria by following the guidelines given by the World Health Organisation as well as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),” the company stated.