Sylva Calls For Heightened Sense Of Nationhood And Patriotism As Nigeria Consolidates Its Democracy
Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has commemorated with Nigerians on the Nation’s democracy day celebrations, describing it as a moment of deep national pride and introspection.
In a press release on 12 June 2020 signed by the Special Assistant On Media And Public Affairs to Timipre Sylva, Honourable Minister Of State For Petroleum Resources, Julius Bokoru, he said that Sylva believes, as we all do, that only a healthy democracy can guarantee a greater nation.
The statement read, “Though our democracy has faced steep times, trying moments and points in history when cynics have attempted, and failed, to have our democracy submerged, we have still, with our collective love for nationhood, come out stronger and more democratic.
“The battle to sustain our democracy will be an eternal one. We must constantly be watchful and vigilant, there may be a few who benefits from an apocalyptic democracy and who may take deliberate steps to ensuring that. Sylva is confident the unyielding spirit of Nigerians will always keep us on safe perimeters.
“Sylva is appreciative of President Muhammadu Buhari’s democratic drive which, apparently, has taken us to newer, higher planes of national democracy. This is a bright spot in our Nation’s history and the current democratic structures being built will serve us well into the future.
“Sylva is appreciative, too, of Nigerians whose believe and love for country has never wavered. That believes, that deep sense of nationhood and patriotism, underpins healthy, lasting democracies, the statement ended.