Hassan Giwa, a prominent architect and the chairman of the Hassan Olawale Giwa (HOG) Foundation, has urged for a renewed commitment, particularly among the politicians, as Nigerians commemorate the anniversary of their beloved country’s independence.
In his letter to Nigerians, architect Giwa praised them for the dedication and tenacity they had shown over the years, trusting that there would soon be a light at the end of the tunnel.
He asserted that it is the responsibility of the leadership to recognize, value, and defend the faith and optimism held by the general populace in them.
Giwa urged Nigerians to make the most of the chance at hand to revive their consciousness toward better governance as the nation goes to the elections in less than five months and pick the leadership that has the power to transform our country’s fortune for the better.
According to the philanthropist, “I want to use the opportunity of this year’s Independence Day celebration to greet Nigerians, men and women, old and young, for the trust, hope, love, commitment and endurance they have exhibited for the survival of our dear country. I want to assure you that there is hope for Nigeria.
“To our leaders, I want to appeal to you to renew your commitment to this country to ensure good governance and rule of law to be able to justify the trust the common people have in you.
“As we are approaching election years, let us choose those who are capable, competent and have capability to give us good leadership, deliver good governance and change the fortune of this country for the better.
“Let us shun violence, thuggery and hooliganism, let open our eyes and elect the people that will not renege on the campaign promises, the people that have the fear of God and finally, let defend our votes,” Arc Hassan Giwa said.