Hon. Ndukwe Charles Chuka calls on Nigerians to lend their support to the Unity Torch Tour.
He made the call while addressing pressmen on Friday, December 2, 2016 in Lagos.
The Commissioner emphasized the importance of unity in Nigeria expressing that Nigerians have no home other than Nigeria. He noted that Lagos state has a vital role to play in the project and that is why the state was made the first stop of the Unity Torch.
The Torch which was lit in October by General Yakubu Gowon during the stake Holders Conference in Abuja was received by the Governor of Enugu state, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Tuesday after which it was decided that Lagos will be the next stop. He enjoined the good people of the state to show support for the project and spread the gospel of unity so that the aim of the project will be achieved.
Hon Ndukwe Charles Chuka announced that from Lagos the unity torch will be moved round 5 states of the other geopolitical zones by the Unity ambassador Patience Ozorkwor, galvanizing support for Unity in the country and finally be handed over to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Muhamadu Buhari on December 6, 2016 in Abuja.
The commissioner mentioned that there will be a football match at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on the 8 of December, proceeds of which will be given to charity, there will also be a dinner/award night to appreciate these heroes for their contributions to the country's development and the event will culminate with a symbolic Wrestling match on the 8th of December at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu state, where prominent wrestlers from different continents will wrestle to honour our heroes past and Living Legends.
Hon. Ndukwe commended the press for being responsive to the course and encouraged them to continue to aid the state in swaying the minds of Nigerians to join the quest for unity.
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