The Greater Accra Regional President of the Yoruba Community, Chief Oloye Oyeyemi Fatuyi, has saluted Nigerian community in Ghana on the occasion of their 59th Independence anniversary celebration.
According to him, today affords Nigerians the opportunity to reflect briefly on the sacrifices and labour of their past heroes (forebearers) in the hand of the British colony to the birth of the sovereign state called Nigeria.
Chief Oloye Oyeyemi Fatuyi said this in a press release he signed in Accra to Nigerians in Ghana.
The statement said cultural diversity is what makes them as Nigerians they are today adding that; Patriotism is what makes them as a country.
Below is the full statement.
*PRESS RELEASE BY PRESIDENT OF THE GAR YORUBA COMMUNITY IN GHANA*
We felicitate with fellow Nigerians on this special occasion of our 59th Independence Anniversary.
Today affords us the opportunity to reflect briefly on the sacrifices and labour of our past heroes (forebearers) in the hand of the British colony to the birth of the sovereign state called Nigeria.
Cultural diversity is what makes us who we are today. Patriotism is what makes us a country.
Our pledge to our country makes us noble Nigerians.
How we represent the nation in the diaspora makes us good or bad ambassadors.
As Nigerians, we should not let criticism kill our dream for Nigeria.
Let us be patriotic citizens and serve our country with good faith, honesty, fairness and all our strength.
We are one people with a common destiny and we should not allow our ethnic differences divide us.
Let’s live in Ghana with peace, love and respect for our host nation.
Peaceful coexistence will give birth to a greater and prosperous Nigeria.
Long live Nigeria!
Happy INDEPENDENCE Day to our fatherland, Nigeria!
Chief Oloye Oyeyemi Fatuyi,
(President, Yoruba Community, Greater Accra)
By: Paul Mamattah