The Oasis Reporters
October 2, 2023
As we mark 63 years of our nationhood, I wish to encourage Nigerians not to despair over the agonizing situation in the country, but to remain resolute and hopeful that a new Nigeria is still POssible.
Oct 1, 2023.
Unfortunately, at 63, Nigeria is still faced with so many sad realities that continue to keep the nation on the path of retrogression. It’s also saddening that there is hardly any sector of our national existence that commands celebration 63 years after Independence.
The challenges we face today as a nation are occasioned by the successive failure of leadership. Notwithstanding the grave uncertainties and hardships the people are experiencing, the situation is still not hopeless.
Nigeria has the right combination of human and natural resources to achieve political, economic, and social growth, and be able to live true to its name as the giant of Africa. We only need to gain independence from the evils that have continued to hold us down as a nation if we want to move forward.
From the vast fertile lands of Northern Nigeria to the commercial and industrial settlements of Southern Nigeria, we have the right combination of human and natural resources needed to move our nation forward and enable us to transition from a consumption economy to a production economy which will benefit every Nigerian, irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation.
With ethical and responsible leadership, Nigeria will claim its position among the progressive nations of the world.
Our struggle for a better and New Nigeria is to ensure that every Nigerian benefits from the nation while contributing productively towards national development, as every Nigerian is an equal stakeholder in the nation.
I wish every Nigerian a productive Independence Day Celebration, and I urge everyone to remain committed to the progress of our dear nation. -PO