‘Why Nige­ria is yet to re­al­ize its dreams’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Muideen Olaniyi

The Mus­lim Com­mu­nity of Oyo State (MUSCOYS) has at­trib­uted the rea­sons why Nige­ria is yet to re­al­ize its dreams to the long years of mil­i­tary rule, the Civil War cri­sis, the fail­ure of past lead­ers to fix the coun­try, lack of true in­ter­nal democ­racy within the po­lit­i­cal class, cor­rup­tion and non-pa­tri­otic na­ture of the cit­i­zenry.

In a state­ment signed by MUSCOYS Chair­man and Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral, Al­haji Ishaq Kunle Sanni and Al­haji Mur­siq Bidemi Siyan­bade, the Oyo Mus­lim com­mu­nity ex­pressed their belief that Nige­ria’s jour­ney to pros­per­ity could only be achieved if the lead­er­ship and fol­low­er­ship im­bibe the spirit of ac­count­abil­ity and sac­ri­fice.

While fe­lic­i­tat­ing with Nige­ri­ans as the coun­try at­tain 55 years of na­tion­hood, they called for a pos­i­tive change that would en­gen­der a cul­ture of pru­dence, dili­gence, hon­esty, sin­cer­ity, de­cency, trans­parency, self­less­ness and ac­count­abil­ity in our polity.

They prayed for the coun­try’s growth from strength to strength.

“Nige­ria to­day should be bet­ter than yesterday. This is to give hope to those who had lost con­fi­dence in the pro­ject called ‘Nige­ria’.

“To those who have lost hope in the ‘Nige­ria Pro­ject’, let us re­new our faith in Nige­ria and the new lead­er­ship we have and recom­mit to the trans­for­ma­tion of our Father­land,” the state­ment fur­ther read in part.

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