Nigeria @ 61: Time to sit, evaluate our journey…Rep Sam Onuigbo
…Says Nigeria is not yet a failure
Rep. Sam Onuigbo, the Member Representing Ikwuano /Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State says the 61st Independence anniversary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a moment for her citizenry to sit and evaluate the journey so far rather than the usual time of celebration, as it were.
The Lawmaker who somewhat has hope for a progressive Nigeria inspite of all odds, maintained that Nigeria at 61the country still has possibilities of resuscitation, however, argued that any man who failed to achieve his dreams at 61 “would be deemed a failure”.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Media aide to the Legislator, Comrd. Nnaemka Oru and made available to Famous Reporters, today, October 1, as Nigeria marks her 61 Independen Anniversary.
He said: “Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary is a time for us to not just celebrate, but for us to sit down as a people and evaluate our journey. At 61, any human who has not come to terms with his or her dreams would be deemed a failure.
“But, Nigeria is not a failure— at least not yet. We have over the past sixty-one years gone through so many challenges. Yet, we have triumphed and will continue to do so.”
Expressing acrimony over the various challenges bedeviling the country over the years, ranging from terrorism, agitations for equity, climate change, unemployment, among others, Odozio-Obodo urged Nigerians to shun frivolities but figure productive means of making better the country.
Furthermore, Rep. Onuigbo argued that the future of the Nigerian nation lies in the hands of her youths, as he enjoined leaders to endeavour to always listen to their yearnings.
Hear him: “Today, we are beset by so many challenges ranging from terrorism, agitations for equity, climate change, unemployment, collapsing infrastructures, and many more.
“As Nigeria clocks 61 today, it is my sincerest wish that as a country, we should no longer push aside the glaring issues that bedevil us while chasing after what is not important. We must think constructively and champion the growth of our country as a people united.
“The future of this country belongs to the youths. We must, therefore, listen to them and ensure that the path to their dreams and aspirations is what we as leaders toe. Whether we agree to it or not, the truth is that the youths have a clearer idea about how the future they desire can be attained. We must listen to them and not drown out their increasingly loud voices.
“Happy Independence Day, Nigeria! We will continue to work hard to make you a great nation where citizens will be proud of, and foes envious of”, he declared.