The Consul- General of the Cameroon in Nigeria Bessem Manga has called on her compatriots at home and abroad to close ranks and embrace peace for the emancipation of their country.

Manga made the call in a speech to mark the 47th Edition of the National Day of Cameroon in Lagos.

The Envoy made the call amid growing challenges in Cameroon, including the Boko Haram insurgency and secession threats in the southeastern flank of the country.

Speaking on “Unity in Diversity, a Major Asset of Cameroonian People in their Determined Move towards Emergence,’’ Manga said that peace was the crucial requirement for the country to aspire to greatness.

She said there was need for Cameroonians to come together and talk peace to make the country a united entity for its citizens at home and in the diaspora.

Manga applauded the government and people of Nigeria for their hospitality and show of love for hundreds of Cameroonians residing in various cities in Nigeria.