Nothing to cheer about at 55-Afenifere
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.