The European Union has congratulates Nigerians as the country marks its 60th independence anniversary.


The Head of the EU Delegation in Nigeria, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen , said Nigerians should build on things that unite rather than divide the country, in spite of diverse cultures and religions.


A statement on Wednesday , titled , ‘Nigeria @ 60: EU Urges Unity among Nigerians, Hails COVID- 19 Response’, quoted Karlsen to have given the advice in a broadcast in Abuja to celebrate Nigeria’s 60 th independence anniversary.


The envoy said the EU was proud that in spite of its diversity Nigeria had remained a united country.


“ The amazing and rich diversity of Nigeria in terms of culture , language , religion and ethnicity is simply unique, and a vital strength that should make every Nigerian proud,” he was quoted to have said.

The statement also quoted him as urging “ Nigerians to always focus on what unites the country rather than what keeps it apart, noting that togetherness is what defines the potential of Nigeria as a nation .”

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