Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has called for the release of all political prisoners, and detainees as Nigeria marks its 60th Independence Anniversary.

The former Vice President urged the Federal and State Governments to reconcile with individuals who disagree with their rule.

Nigeria’s future depends on our commitment to a common destiny. #NigeriaAt60 pic.twitter.com/ZmiXDK7MqR

— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) October 1, 2020

In his lengthy post, he also stated that this celebration should be a period for introspection on how to bring the youths back into the fold to promote patriotism.

The youths of Nigeria represent the future wealth of the fatherland and the only way we can tap into them is through quality investments in education and skills acquisition.

— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) October 1, 2020

Indeed they ‘berekete’ in every facet of our life from the rain forest of the south to the sudan and sahel Savannah of the north and the guinea Savannah of the midlands of the territories we call home.

— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) October 1, 2020