President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday described Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, as the most prosperous black nation in the world.
The president made the statement on Wednesday during the unveiling of the 60th indepence logo, ‘Nigeria at 60’ with the theme ‘Together’.
The President performed the exercise in the presence of some cabinet ministers and other members of the council who joined the meeting online.
“Today, we stand on the threshold of history as we formally begin a series of activities commemorating Nigeria’s Diamond Anniversary,” he said.
“The task history has saddled me with today is to proclaim a theme that will keep us united, help us forge ahead and unveil a logo that will form the critical pillars which our 11-month modest commemorative activities would rest on
”Celebrating sixty years of independence really calls for pomp, but the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced all nations in the world to think and act differently, has also foisted on us the imperative of a low-keyed celebration.
“Operating within the limitations placed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we created an internet challenge for Nigerians to make a choice from a set of four pre-selected logos that would appropriately define the theme
In describing the logo, the President described the nation as a prosperous nation. ‘All these properties make us unarguably the most prosperous black nation in the world and Africa’s largest economy.’’