Nigerians are peace-loving people; these sad events perpetrated by those who do not wish our nation well have not changed the essential character of our people.
No matter what it takes, we will win this war against terror.
Africa must declare an end to the era of self-inflicted wars and conflicts.
Africa must turn its begging bowls into baskets of prosperity and opportunity.
It is the supreme task of this generation to give hope to the hopeless strength to the weak and protection to the defenseless.
We must develop a democratic culture in which the will of the people will be treated as sacred and be immune to subversion by anti-democratic elements.
As we strive to advance our democratic development, there will be times when our will shall be tested, our patience provoked and our belief questioned.
The beauty of democracy is that its practice is never final and always has room for improvement no matter how old a democratic society may be. Where we falter we must not fall. When we are weak, we must not surrender.