Prof. Sola Adeyanju, the Head of Public Affairs Department, NIPSS, said this in a statement on Saturday
Adeyanju called on all players in elections, political parties, electoral management bodies, politicians and electorates to play according to the rules and promote peace and unity in the country.
He said that as the apex think-tank of the country, the NIPSS was convinced that in-spite of all challenges facing the country, its collective efforts and desire were ingredients of hope that the future is bright.
According to him, the nation’s large population of young, agile, educated and enterprising citizens is a big asset to Nigeria, adding that harnessing the humongous human resources should be the resolved of all Nigerians.
“As we celebrate this independence anniversary, NIPSS enjoins all Nigerians and Nigeria to keep the flag flying and make the harnessing of the huge human and material resources abound in the country possible.
“Let us together create the enabling environment for love, justice, peace and unity to reign,” he said.