Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Democracy Day: Affords Nigerians opportunity to create a new narrative

Unveiling and Rebranding Initiative, URNI has disclosed that the celebration of democracy in the country should be regarded as an opportunity to create a new narrative that will contribute towards making the nation a desirable one to live in.





This, the group noted will present the choice of re-writing the wrongs and weaving together a future that posterity will be grateful for.


While addressing journalist in Abuja to commemorate this year’s democracy day celebration, Chairman and Board of Trustees,  URNI, Hassan Ardo Tukur stressed that the future and hopes of the next and coming generation lies in the activities of compatriots of today.


Amb. Tukur who is a former Ambassador of Nigeria to Saudi Arabia, London noted that Nigeria has come a long way together with opportunity to reflect on the journey so far and the challenges faced, not forgetting the opportunities that stare the Nation in the face.


He noted that Democracy Day Celebration presents citizens opportunities to make choices about socio-political challenges, as well as weep over all missed opportunities. 


"We will be presented with the choice of re-writing the wrongs and weaving together a future that posterity will be grateful for; a future that we will be a part of as much as the kind that is solid enough to support the dreams of the next generation. 


‘’great men plant trees whose shade they know that they wouldn’t sit under and as we may have heard the saying that, the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago (or even 60, as in our case), but the next best time is now.

"We will need to get our acts together and join the ‘League of Nations’, who are on the forward march. That’s what we deserve. 


"We will roll our sleeves and build together leaders and citizens alike and use all of the tools of developments that we can muster and leverage technology to leap-frog in our forward march,” he said. 


Commenting on the mandate of the URNI project, the former Ambassador who has served under various capacities as diplomat reiterated that the initiative is set to mobilize a mass of change agents who will leverage on the scaling effect of technology to push for a positive renaissance of nationhood.


“We will tell our story in a way that fosters hope and emphasizes the positives and hopefully create a new narrative that will contribute towards making our nation a desirable one to live in’’ he explained.


He however  noted that URNI has lined up activities and events leading up to Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebration in October, which will precede the official flag-up of the Unveiling and Rebranding Initiative billed for October 3 2020 in Abuja Nigeria.







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