Former Lagos State governor and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called on Nigerians to make the country a better one.
Tinubu made the call on Saturday while receiving the degree of Human Letters, Honoris Causa, given to his mother, Mrs. Habibat Mogaji, by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
According to him, it was time for a fresh consciousness in the North and South.
He said, “I am here to affirm that we are one. You have talents, skills and assets that will enrich my life. I have talents, skills and resources that will enrich yours. We must value one another. We have more in common than things that can separate us.
“From North to South, we are one. In pursuit of a better future for our children, we are one. In our love for humanity, we are one. In our hatred of injustice, we are one. In our belief that Nigeria can guide its people out of poverty and into prosperity, we are one. As Nigerians, we are brothers and sisters. While others may try to pull us apart, let us lock our lives together in effective union. If we dedicate ourselves to this task, we shall survive the current storms to enter a new and brighter day.”
Tinubu also praised the contributions of the university and its alumni to the progress of the country.