Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said this as part of his goodwill message to mark Nigeria’s 57th Independence Anniversary.
Saraki, while applauding Nigerians for their efforts, called for peace, unity and stability of the country irrespective of creed or tribe.
He also urged political, traditional, religious and business leaders to close ranks in order to initiate and implement ideas and strategies that would further develop and increase the standard of living of the citizenry.
According to him, the task for a greater Nigeria is a collective responsibility.
He enjoined every citizen to believe in the project “Nigeria’’ and pray for peace and progress of the country.
”It is apparent that the need for peace, unity and stability in our nation cannot be compromised.
“Our togetherness, abundant resources and diversity are our greatest asset.
“Let us therefore refrain from tendencies that would pull us apart,’’ he said.
The president of the senate noted that though there were challenges, the country was in a better stead today than it was a year ago.
He called for more concerted effort to enhance the lives of all Nigerians by continuing the consolidation of the present positive economic outlook.
He said “it is necessary at this time in our developmental journey that we all redouble our resolve to make Nigeria take her rightful leadership position among her peers.’’