The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has called for equity and justice to unite Nigeria and put the country on the path of speedy development.
Ekweremadu, however, stated that justice is not something to be done by the government alone; stressing that it is an important virtue that Nigerians must show to one another especially to the less privileged.
The Deputy Senate President said this at a dinner organised by ‘Friends of Ekweremadu’ to mark his 56th birthday in Enugu at the weekend, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, on Sunday.
He said, “The human and material endowments we have in this country are endless. What is required is justice for all. Once there is justice for everybody, this country is enough to take all of us.
“I believe the best way to change our story is to ensure that justice is done to everybody. Nigeria can only grow in an atmosphere of unity and mutual understanding.
“I see a great nation. I see a peaceful nation. I see a united nation, but what we require are leaders with vision, who see each and every one of us as brothers and sisters.”
Ekweremadu also called on Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper.
“Giving succour to the less privileged in the society not only comes with a sense of fulfillment but also gives the less privileged a sense of belonging and justice,” he added
“The society must not sit by and watch a very significant part of it to languish in despair. At the individual level, let us make everyone count. As a country, let us make every part of Nigeria count. That way, there will be peace and development,” he said.