– Atiku Abubakar in his Fathers Day Message has applauded Nigeria founding Fathers
– He also celebrated every father who are in the military
Former Vice Pres. Atiku Abubakar has joined in the Fathers Day celebration which took place today all over the world.
Atiku in his message applauded Nigeria founding Fathers which include, Ahmadu Bello, Obafemi Awolowo and Nnamdi Azikwe.
Below is the full statement released by Atiku Abubakar,
Happy Father’s Day to every father in Nigeria and beyond. Even in death, I wish a happy Father’s Day to our Founding Fathers, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Sir Nnamdi Azikiwe.
May the labours of these our heroes past remind us that this nation was built on a quartet of Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress, founded on Justice.
May their labours, and the labours of all fathers in Nigeria never be in vain and may God’s blessings be on the nation and the children they birthed.
May extreme poverty depart our land and, in the words of the late great Chief MKO Abiola, may we soon bid ‘farewell to poverty’ as a nation.
Let us take a minute to acknowledge those fathers who have left their wives, children and loved ones, to take up residency in bushes, highways and byways in order to fight terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and other threats to our nation.
To every father in our armed forces, police and paramilitary forces, I greet you today. As fathers, let us remember that the greatest gift we can give our children is to believe in them.
And so, today, I am asking you to believe in Nigeria. To believe in yourselves. To believe in your children. And finally, to believe that our Founding Fathers vision for Nigeria would come to pass by God’s grace, through our hard work. Happy Father’s Day to all.