VON DG says Nigerians more bonded than ever
Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, believes that Nigerians get united by the day, despite differences that border on ethnicity, region and politics.
He described the notion that Nigeria is currently divided as misconception, stressing that inter-ethnic harmony in the country has become stronger. Okechukwu, during a thanksgiving service in honour of his late wife, Mrs. Tina Okechukwu, at Eke, Udi Council of Enugu State, yesterday, said the outpouring of fraternal messages and visits from all parts of the country convinced him that Nigerians were greatly attached to each other.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Senators Chris Ngige and Rowland Owie, as well as the Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu Catholic Diocese, Ernest Obodo, and others for their prayers, comforting messages, phone calls and personal visits in his moment of grief.
Explaining how solidarity messages from Nigerians helped him to contain the shocking loss of his wife nearly one year after he lost a son, the DG said “Nigeria is destined for greatness by the spirit of oneness that bonds its citizens.”He told the gathering that from September 20 when his wife passed on, the condolences he received from the length and breadth of the country gave him hope.
“From East, West, North and South, condolence messages kept pouring in and the solidarity cut across ethnic, geo-political, regional and even party lines.
“The experience has further reinforced my unwavering belief in Nigeria as one indivisible, strong and great country as envisaged by our founding fathers.”