GOODWILL MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN
GOODWILL MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE YOUNG PROGRESSIVES PARTY AS NIGERIA CELEBRATES HER 61ST INDEPENDENCE DAY
The annual independence celebration is always a time for retrospection of how far we have come and how well we have done. Indeed we have come a long way considering that 61 years in the lifespan of a nation should be long enough to witness impact, progress and unprecedented development.
Nigeria may have been lucky to gain independence in 1960 but may not have been too lucky with visionary leaders. This conclusion is predicated upon the current state of the nation after 61 years of independence where all pivotal sectors are in the state of comatose.
A careful assessment of these key sectors from the health sector where incessant strikes by medical doctors have become a new normal, to the education sector where potential future threats of over 13.2m out of school children have been allowed to fester, to the state of our roads that claim more lives annually than the coronavirus will in a decade has made it an inevitable necessity for Nigerians to come together and focus on those things that unite rather than those that divides us.
Until we are tired of celebrating independence without development, the only thing that has been constant “political leadership” since independence will remain unchanged. It’s time to get involved as the last 61 years if not for anything, have taught us that how far a nation can go is largely dependent on conscious citizens who are ready to be involved in enthroning visionary and innovative leadership at all levels.
This is wishing all Nigerians both home and abroad a happy independence day celebration.
Comrade Bishop Amakiri