Prof Dakas urges Nigerians to eschew ethnic jingoism, religious bigotry
Prof Dakas CJ Dakas, Plateau State 2023 gubernatorial hopeful, has urged Nigerians to eschew ethnic jingoism and religious bigotry in order to build the country of their collective dreams.
Dakas, a professor of law and stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) stated this in a message to Nigerian leaders and citizens of the country on the occasion of Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary.
He also urged Nigerians not to succumb to what he called “gloom and despondency”, especially in the face of the country’s prevailing security challenges, but to put their trust in God and keep the hope of overcoming the challenges alive.
“It is yet another day in our nationhood to celebrate the labour of our heroes past and present.
On behalf of my family, friends and close associates, I rejoice with our leaders and all Nigerians on the occasion of Nigeria’s 61st independence celebration.
“Nigeria is not where it ought to be but it is certainly not where it was before, hence the need for us as a people to be grateful for the advancement so far in our democratic and infrastructural development despite the challenges that we grapple with.
“Let us not succumb to gloom and despondency, especially in the face of our security challenges, but keep hope alive, confident in the knowledge that God will help us to overcome our travails.
“I urge all Nigerians to rise above religious bigotry and ethnic jingoism and together strive to build the Nigeria of our dreams,” Dakas added.