Noth­ing to cheer about at 55-Afenifere

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Bola Ojuo­lai, Akure

The Pan Yoruba So­cio-Po­lit­i­cal Group, Afenifere, says to­day’s In­de­pen­dence Day is not worth cel­e­brat­ing in view of the var­i­ous chal­lenges in the coun­try.

Leader of the group, Pa Reuben Fa­so­ranti, told jour­nal­ists in Akure yesterday that with the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try there is noth­ing to be happy about.

“We can­not con­tinue like this, what are we cel­e­brat­ing when salaries of work­ers are not been paid regularly, no em­ploy­ment for our youths, our econ­omy is go­ing down ev­ery­day, there is in­se­cu­rity and you say you are cel­e­brat­ing Nige­ria at 55. To me, there is noth­ing to celebrate about at this crit­i­cal time”, he said.

Ex­press­ing op­ti­mism for a bet­ter Nige­ria in the fu­ture, how­ever, the Afenifere leader stressed that the coun­try was blessed with abun­dant hu­man and nat­u­ral re­sources which if well man­aged, would make the coun­try bet­ter.

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