Glo calls for peace, unity as Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day
As Nigerians celebrate the return to democratic rule today, total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, has enjoined the federating units to unite in the bid to lift the country to an enviable status in the comity of nations.
While giving kudos to fellow compatriots for keeping the faith as the nation’s democracy continues to evolve, Globacom said in its goodwill message on this year’s Democracy Day that, irrespective of differences in tribe, Nigerians should remember that there is power in diversity. It called for support for the various tiers of government in their bid to evolve enduring policies aimed at giving the citizenry the dividends of democracy, which will impact their quality of life and further the development of the country.
Before now, Nigeria celebrated Democracy Day on May 29, being the anniversary of the country’s democratic rule since 1999. However, the current government moved the celebration to June 12 which was the anniversary of the annulled election that saw late Chief MKO Abiola win the presidency.
Said Globacom: “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.
“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”.
According to the telecommunications giant, 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”.
Maintaining that there can never be development in the absence of peace, the company averred that Nigeria is a nation of vibrant, diligent and hardworking people who are making laudable footprints anywhere they find themselves across the globe. “We should therefore determine to sustain the territorial integrity of the country no matter what it takes,” Globacom opined.
The company also enjoined Nigerians to support the government and its agencies to combat the Covid-19 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. Such guidelines include “constant washing of hands with soap under running water, using of alcohol-based sanitizers and maintaining social distancing.”