Gombe state Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has urged the people of the state and Nigerians in general to rekindle their hopes and renew their commitment and love for Nigeria as the country moves to surmount its challenges.
He said this in a message to mark the 59th independence of Nigeria and 23rd anniversary of Gombe state.
Governor Inuwa urged the citizenry not to despair despite the present-day challenges, but to keep hope alive in the quest to build a prosperous state and nation as envisioned by our founding fathers.
He called on the people to see the greatness and prospects of Gombe state and the country as a motivating factor.
While urging the people to continue to pray for and support those in authorities as well as contribute their quota to the development and progress of the Nation, the Governor said all hands must be on deck to foster unity, peace and understanding regardless of the differences.
He assured that under his leadership, Gombe state will wax strong in all facets of human endeavours, vowing to continue to initiate people-oriented policies and programmes that will better the lots of the people and the state.
While rejoicing with president Muhammadu Buhari and the entire nation on this auspicious occasion, Governor Yahaya said the celebration is an opportunity to continue to sustain the legacies of our heroes past.