The European Union has called on Nigerians to embrace perpetual unity as the country marks its 60th independence anniversary.
Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, Head of the EU Delegation in Nigeria, advised that Nigerians should build on things that unite them rather than divide the country, in spite of it’s diverse cultures and religions.
A statement on Wednesday, titled, ‘Nigeria @60: EU Urges Unity among Nigerians, Hails COVID-19 Response’, quoted Karlsen to have given the advice in a broadcast in Abuja to celebrate Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.
The envoy said the EU was proud that in spite of its diversity Nigeria had remained a united country.
“The amazing and rich diversity of Nigeria in terms of culture, language, religion and ethnicity is simply unique, and a vital strength that should make every Nigerian proud,” he was quoted to have said.
The statement also quoted him as urging “Nigerians to always focus on what unites the country rather than what keeps it apart, noting that togetherness is what defines the potential of Nigeria as a nation.”