Speaking at the event, Tinubu said a nation cannot achieve progress unless its leaders plan meticulously for it beyond their tenures, adding that plans for the country’s development must be made, regardless of partisan politics.
The APC leader called on Nigerians to be committed to the plan to drive success and development, which must be done together as a nation.
He said Nigerians must persevere, endure and have the pain now in order to have a better tomorrow, encouraging citizens to turn the challenges of today to prosperity of the future.
Tinubu urged senators to sponsor and push a bill to reinstate history in schools as a way of passing down the culture and history of the country. He said they should make laws that would be productive and useful for the development of the country.
On digitization, Tinubu said moving from analogue to digitization to protect the history and records of the country and generations to come will be of great benefit, so that the country’s archives or history is preserved and also a way to eradicate piracy in our country.
The first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, who was also honored at the event urged Nigerians to be totally committed to the development of the country.
According to Jakande, Nigeria is blessed with many resources as well as great men and women to drive development in the country, but the major challenge we are facing in our country is the problem of developing our resources and making them serve our purpose.
The elder statesman thanked Silverbird for recognizing his activities and achievements during his administration.
The common sense senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, in his remarks said that 10 per cent of the budget should be allocated to preserve the history and culture of the country.