Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo of Kogi State has emphasized the importance of resilience in Nigeria’s ongoing journey towards ensuring justice for all its citizens, as the nation commemorates 25 years of uninterrupted democratic governance since 1999.

In his message for Democracy Day, Governor Ododo urged Nigerians to remain resolute and unwavering in their collective efforts to uphold democratic governance.

He highlighted the significance of democratic principles in safeguarding freedom of choice, promoting the rule of law, and empowering ordinary citizens to demand justice from those in positions of authority at all levels.

Governor Ododo emphasized that the observance of Democracy Day should not be limited to a mere date on the calendar, but should serve as a moment for all Nigerians to reflect on the resilience, strength, and unwavering spirit of the heroes who have sacrificed to establish and maintain democracy in the country.

“As we celebrate Democracy Day and 25 years of uninterrupted civil rule in Nigeria, we pay tribute to the courage and determination of those who paved the way for the democratic governance we enjoy today,” Governor Ododo stated.

He stressed the importance of honoring their legacy by ensuring that citizens continue to have access to justice, freedom of choice, and the rule of law as fundamental democratic principles.

Additionally, Governor Ododo emphasized the need to empower the people to lead dignified lives by utilizing resources for their benefit and providing opportunities for economic participation at all levels.

He described democracy as an ongoing journey that requires the active participation, vigilance, and dedication of every citizen.

He called on Nigerians to support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration in mobilizing resources and overcoming challenges to progress towards a more inclusive, equitable, and prosperous society.

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