In the words of the erudite Professor Owunari Abraham Georgewill, a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, “unity is not the absence of rancor, acrimony and its attendant challenges but the state of being one indivisible entity in the deployment of parlance to making a central focus, the individual opinions, a collectively agreed standard that is generally accepted and enforced”.
Kentucky, one of States in United States of America has this as their motto “united we stand, divided we fall”.
From the forgoing, while falling is a choice, unity is not optional but obligatory because no living being likes to fall and for everyone to gain balance, interdependence is the key. Interdependence is simply relying on one another and this can only happen in group of constituted individuals to become committed organization.
According to Prof Georgewill the future of University of Port Harcourt, KSC, JP, BMed.Sc, MBBS, M.Sc, Ph.D, FRSC UK, FIIA NG, MSMR London, MIAMSE USA, MSIOP Italy, MWASP, FWASOT, MANS USA, MSAN NG, “For the past 58th years, Nigeria has enjoyed interdependence as an aid to the consolidation of the Northern and Southern protectorate. Undeniably, it has existed with so much working storylines of growing, developing, transforming and now under President Muhammadu Buhari, advancing to the next level.
I, Sir Alabo Prof Owunari Abraham Georgewill, strongly believes in the purposes and thoughts of the founding fathers and that Nigeria is working on the paths of continues progress because in a Nation’s life,
at no age does learning to add value ends,
at no age does recovery of any kind end,
at no age does the birth of new ideals for National development ends,
at no age does celebration ends.
Too many tribes and tongues causes differences among people but in brotherhood relies the strength to conquer the fear of total reformation.
We may have been divided by the diverse thoughts, opinions and roots to National development but to build a Nation where all interest is captured, is to be united in our diversity and collectively work with no symptoms of regrets. We must strive to change the inconsistencies in negative impact with solution oriented measures in support of the present Government of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR. The time to unite and confront our fears is now, to herald the expected Eldorado, we must bear in mind that no nation on earth is without a challenge but the courage to face the challenging factors squarely and conquering it depends on our unity.
At 59, Nigeria is still learning to recover and reposition its National developmental plan for the greatest celebrations and this can only be achieved through National unity.
Happy 59th Independence Anniversary celebrations to Nigeria the most populous country in Africa.
Long live President Muhammadu Buhari,
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Long live Rivers State.
Sir Alabo Prof Owunari Abraham Georgewill, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State