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NIGERIA @ 61: SANWO-OLU URGES NIGERIANS TO SUMMON COURAGE AND POLITICAL WILL TO HANDLE THE COUNTRY’S PROBLEM

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By Aishat Momoh. O.

On the 61st anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged Nigerians to summon the bravery, energy, and political will to confront and handle the country’s problems head-on.

Many of the current issues the country is facing, including secessionist calls, are the result of a complex and confusing past, according to the Governor, who noted that Nigeria’s political, leadership, and trajectory are by no means unique and urged secessionists to recede.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu said critical stakeholders must learn from the experience of other countries to guide the present and create a future that is even better than what Nigerians imagined at the 83rd anniversary of the Ikoyi Club 1938 on Wednesday, while presenting a paper titled “Present, Past, and Future” at the club’s Secretariat in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Governor Sanwo-Olu used the occasion to express his feelings about Nigeria at the age of 61.

The Governor concluded that religious and ethnic jingoism should be fully abolished from our lexical items in the country after reflecting on the country’s political, socio-economic, and political trajectories.

Governor Sanwo-Olu said his administration is devoted to good governance continuity, adding it will build on the past and stick to a strong vision passed down through the years that will serve the people of Lagos and improve their lives.

He said it’s critical to build on the past’s legacies for the present and future, noting that the great artists of the past helped set standards that continue to inspire the present and, no doubt, the future.

Governor Sanwo-Olu said his administration is devoted to good governance continuity, adding it will build on the past and stick to a strong vision passed down through the years that will serve the people of Lagos and improve their lives.

He said it’s critical to build on the past’s legacies for the present and future, noting that the great artists of the past helped set standards that continue to inspire the present and, no doubt, the future.

“For example, the first two lines of a city-wide metro-rail network, first envisioned decades ago, are now being completed. Our THEMES governing agenda recognises what has been accomplished before us and highlights how we can build on that as quickly as possible to show visible and verifiable results to the people of Lagos, in the shortest possible time. To frame it another way, we are pouring the concrete of today onto the foundations of yesterday to create the future that we deserve,” he said. 

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