Senate President Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday, made a strong case for national unity, saying Nigeria needs all parts of the country to make things work.
Lawan stated this at the 10th year memorial anniversary of the father of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, which was held at Igbere in Abia State.
The occasion was climaxed with the conferment on the Senate president of a high chief title of Nwannedinamba 1 (our number one brother in diaspora) and as member Ezumezu Circle of Igbere Ebiri by the Igbere Clan Council of Ndi Eze, Igbere.
“Today and indeed even tomorrow and forever, we can achieve better; we can achieve more when we are united.
“Nigeria is designed by the Grace of God to be a nation of many people of different orientations, different sentiments but we must be a people with a common purpose and common destiny and this is what we are trying to achieve.
“It doesn’t matter where you come from. It doesn’t matter what you believe in. What matters is that you are a Nigerian and the other person next to you is a Nigerian too,” Lawan was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi.
The Senate president thanked the traditional rulers and the entire community for the honour done to him.