61st Independence Anniversary: Buhari, Tinubu Bag Awards In UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has been bestowed the Nation Builder Award at an event organized by the All Progressives Congress, United Kingdom chapter, to celebrate Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary in London.

The chapter’s Publicity Secretary, Jacob Ogunseye, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

He said that the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu, was also nominated for the Leadership Award at the event held on October 2, at Dorchester Hotel, London, UK.

According to the statement, despite the country’s present challenges, her future looks convincingly bright, adding that Independence Day should be seen as a day for reflection on the country’s past, work on the present and plan for the future.

“It is a time to rework, re-jig, revamp and re-engineer the country for economic eldorado and structural workability to guarantee good living standards for the entire citizenry,” the statement quoted him as saying.

The APC UK leader noted that Nigeria might not be where it ought to be as a country, but it is not where it used to be.

“We have left the sorry and perilous state we were and are now making considerable progress with a new re-invigorated and re-energised military force.

“A time was in this country that the entire nation was under siege and had over 27 of her local governments under the control of terrorists, but today, the story is entirely different.

“All thanks to the President Buhari-led administration, and many accolades to our gallant military officers who have continued to put their lives in the line of danger for us all to live,” Omole said.

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