NewsOne Nigeria reports that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Bola Tinubu, has expressed strong support for the party’s “progressive agenda” in Nigeria, promising to sustain it beyond 2023.
This online news platform understands that the spokesperson for the video conference engagements, Abdulrazak Danjuma in a statement, quoted Tinubu to have made the promise at a virtual conference on Tuesday, April 27.
The conference with the theme, ‘Sustaining The Progressive Agenda For A Better Nigeria,’ was hosted by Ade Omole, leader of the UK Chapter of the APC.
Tinubu, represented at the virtual conference by Dele Alake, said sustaining the progressive agenda would ensure a better Nigeria in the interest of all.
The former Lagos Governor commended Mr Omole for his tenacity and doggedness in promoting the progressive agenda.
Tinubu also applauded the APC UK helmsman for spearheading the support for the party and President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime in the diaspora.
The APC National Leader noted that though nation-building was often used simultaneously with state-building, democratisation, modernisation, political development, post-conflict reconstruction, and peace-building, the concepts were different.
According to him, the concept of nation-building, often used interchangeably with national integration, contains a vast extent of human relationships and attitude.
Tinubu said this ranged from the integration of diverse and discrete cultural loyalties and the development of a sense of nationality.
He stressed that if nation-building touched the root of people’s beliefs and attitude concerning politics, the process must be affected significantly by the character of a society’s political culture.
Tinubu advised Nigerians to stop fighting one another to present a unified front against the common threat.
The southwest politician maintained that Nigerians needed unity and love to address the country’s challenges, adding that the military needs the support and prayers of Nigerians even as they confront terrorism and other violent crimes across the country.
The conference, according to the statement, focused on the essentials for progressive leadership, progress in Nigeria, including “vision, knowledge, and courage.”