Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari, and the entire nation as Nigeria marks its 61st Independence Anniversary.

Namdas who is representing Ganye, Jada, Toungo, and Mayo-Belwa at the House of Representatives in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by his media coordinator, Percy Dabang said he is happy that God has sustained Nigeria thus far despite its myriad challenges which he believes are surmountable and will soon be history.

“We are privileged to be alive to celebrate the 61st anniversary of our dear nation and so we should use this period to thank God for sustaining this nation and also ask him to help us work out of the challenges that have held us back for decades,” Namdas said.

The lawmaker who chairs the committee on the army, while saluting the founding fathers of this nation who paid the supreme sacrifice for the unity of Nigeria, asked citizens, especially the youths to keep hope alive and not let such sacrifices be in vain.

“It is true that the challenges staring us in the face from insecurity, banditry, unemployment, corruption, and high cost of living are overwhelming. I also know that if we work together as a united front, all these will be history,” he added.

Hon. Namdas also called on the government both at the federal and state levels to play their part in restoring hope to its citizens by ensuring that every citizen is protected and free to live and travel to any part of the country without the fear of being attacked or kidnapped.

He also urged the government to embark on massive jobs creation which he believes will reduce the level of youths restiveness experienced in different parts of the country.

While commending Nigerians for maintaining one of the robust democracies in Africa, Namdas who is contesting for the office of the governor of Adamawa state said “we need to do more as a people to ensure that our political system is strengthened. Our electoral umpire should up their game to ensure that we have one of the best elections in 2023 in terms of voter participation, sincerity of purpose, and credibility of the system.”

“On behalf of my family and the entire members of my constituency, I wish to heartily congratulate us for seeing this historic day and urged us all as citizens to be optimistic for a better Nigeria,” Namdas added.