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After the United States Took 185 Years, Nigeria Took Just 24 (Akpabio)

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Godswill Akpabio, president of the Senate, recently stated that what took the United States of America up to 185 years to accomplish, Nigeria accomplished in only 24 years.

While Nigeria is celebrating 24 years as a democratic nation, Akpabio pointed out that the United States took more than 150 years to accomplish the same feat. This was during President Bola Tinubu’s presentation of the N27.5 trillion budget to the Joint National Assembly on Wednesday.

During the brief Third Republic, Tinubu was elected to the Senate in 1992 to represent the Lagos West seat, while Vice President Kashim Shettima became a senator in 1999.

On the occasion of the 185th anniversary of American democracy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and President John F. Kennedy were inaugurated.

“It is said that no matter how an eagle flies, its stallion keeps pointing to the earth,” the Senate President added, welcoming Tinubu and showering him with positive remarks. No matter how far you go in life, Mr. President, this assembly will remain at the center of your heart.

The United States of America has been at the forefront of democracy for nearly 247 years, Mr. President. It wasn’t until it celebrated its 185th anniversary that it was able to produce Lyndon B. Johnson as vice president and John F. Kennedy as president, both of whom had previously served as senators.

“However, we have accomplished what the USA took 185 years to accomplish, and that was within 24 years of our democracy.”

In addition to Tinubu and Shettima, who were senators, Akpabio mentioned that other former federal politicians are now holding public jobs.

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“Along with other distinguished alums of this National Assembly holding positions of public trust, we are fortunate to have two former senators serving as president and vice president of our beloved nation,” he continued.

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