By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has urged Nigerians to have renewed faith and confidence in the country’s democracy of over two decades.
Senator Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District is also the Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti Corruption.
The Lawmaker, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, called on the citizens of the world’s most populous black nation to pray fervently for the country , its leaders and citizens .
Senator Wamakko spoke while felicitatting with Nigerians on the 21st Anniversary of the nation’s return to democracy.
According to him: ” All of us as citizens and residents, must continue to be patriotic and religiously committed to the Nigerian project .
” We are in it collectively as the country belongs to all of us and the task of ensuring its even socioeconomic and political growth, as well as development solely rests on us.
” Nigeria is the only country we can boast of and nobody can take it to greater heights, but only us.”
The immediate past Governor of Sokoto state also noted that Nigeria’s budding democracy has so far fared fairly, however opined that , there was still room for improvement.
He said democracy in Nigeria has come this far, noting that, Nigeria’s democracy has ceaselessly trudged on for over two decades.
His words, ” Democracy in the country is becoming formidably entrenched in Nigeria. Democracy is still the best form of government, in spite of the few odds.”
Wamakko vowed that, ” the National Assembly will continue to partner the Executive , Judiciary and other stakeholders, to make Nigeria better and great .”
However, the Lawmaker prayed fervently that Almighty Allah eases the security challenges being faced by the country as well hoped it will be overcome by the grace of God.