Centenary Anniversary Broadcast by President Jonathan

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The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his joy on the occasion of Nigeria’s centenarian celebration today.

Read his full speech below

Dear Compatriots,

1. I extend warm greetings and felicitations
to all Nigerians as we celebrate our nation’s
centenary; a significant milestone in our
journey to Nationhood.

2. One hundred years ago, on the 1 st of
January 1914, the British Colonial authorities
amalgamated the Southern and Northern
Protectorates, giving birth to the single geo-
political entity called Nigeria which has
become our home, our hope, and our
heritage.

3. I have often expressed the conviction that
our amalgamation was not a mistake. While
our union may have been inspired by
considerations external to our people; I have
no doubt that we are destined by God
Almighty to live together as one big nation,
united in diversity. Continue…

4. I consider myself specially privileged…

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