Regardless of the different challenges the country is currently facing, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has posited that Nigeria’s determination to remain as one indivisible entity remains unperturbed.
During the opening of Nigeria at 60 Photo Exhibition with the theme “60 Years of Our Togetherness” on Monday, September 20, the Minister made this disclosure.
Speaking at the event, Mohammed said
“The theme of the photo exhibition has been carefully couched to reflect on the unity of this great country in the past 60 years, despite its diverse cultures, traditions, practices, languages and challenges.
Like other countries in the world, it is an incontrovertible fact that Nigeria, over the years, has gone through challenging times, but we must not miss the fact that its resolve to remain as one indivisible entity has remained unshaken” he said
“This photo exhibition, therefore, is organised to serve as a poignant reminder of significant events in the annals of this great country and how they have shaped the country, ensured peaceful coexistence, patriotism and determination, culminating in our greatness and development.
For those who did not witness Nigeria’s Independence in 1960, particularly the students, they can at least look at the photos of pre-independent Nigeria; the independence proper; post-independence era; leaders who fought for our independence and have an idea of the struggle for freedom from colonialism and a mental picture of how the situation was then, which gives hope that whatever challenges we may be facing even at this time, we will surmount them and have a strong, united, peaceful and prosperous country” he said
According to the Minister, the exhibition encapsulates Nigeria’s six decades of independence, the footprints of Nigeria’s political leaders, and the 60 years of hard work put in by the heroes of the past in guaranteeing the unity and peace of the country.