The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) appreciates Nigerians especially the Labour unions on the role they played to return the country to democracy from many years of military dictatorship, the tipping point being June 12 1993.
We look back today with mixed feelings as we remember people that paid the ultimate price for our freedom, while also celebrating our collective effort and resilience.
Though, we have made little progress in the country since our return to democracy in 1999, we definitely have a long way to go to achieve real democracy in the way we conduct our elections and in governance.
The country certainly should be more prosperous given the abundant human and natural resources available to us.
It is our hope that as the Nation celebrates democracy today, we all take time to reflect on where we are coming from to understand where we ought to be and where are going to.
LONG LIVE THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA