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Nigeria: Independence Anniversary Should Unify Nigerians - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said this morning that Nigeria's 61st Independence Anniversary should not only serve as a reminder of the day the British handed over the reins of power to Nigerians, but a day that also unified the people from all ethnic groups, religions and regions. The president said this in his broadcast to the nation as part of activities marking the Independence Anniversary of the country. He said all hands were on deck for 1st of October 1960 to happen as East, West, North came together to celebrate freedom. President Buhari said most Nigerians still maintained the spirit of 1st October despite the challenges being faced as a nation. "It is due to this collective attitude that Nigeria doggedly continues to remain a united and indivisible nation," he said. The President said the past 18 months had been some of the most difficult periods in the history of Nigeria because of COVID-19 pandemic. "Our original priorities for 2020 were to continue stabilis