Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Saturday urged Nigerians to join hands with the Buhari Administration to tackle the challenges facing the country.

Amosun made the call while delivering a speech to mark the 56th Independence Day anniversary held at the MKO Abiola stadium, Abeokuta.

He said that every citizen had a vital role to play in the development of the country.

He praised the selfless contributions of heroes of the country that fought for the nation’s independence and urged the political class to emulate them.

“We have weathered together a lot of storm as a nation and experiences have taught us to have resilience and we have come out stronger and we will continue to come out stronger.

“Although we are slowly and steadily edging our way through all these difficulties, however, at a time like this, it is good for us to remember that there is still a lot to be done,” he said.

The governor stressed that the state government had confidence in the ability of the Federal government to tackle the present economic challenges facing the country.

“I enjoin all of us as we celebrate the 56th Independent anniversary of our dear nation, to continue to promote peaceful coexistence, socio-economic development, respect for the rule of law and zero tolerance for corruption, ” the governor said.

The event was celebrated with parade from various security agencies, voluntary organisations, trade unions and students of various schools in the state.