All is not well with Nige­ria – Fayose

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

Ek­iti State Gover­nor Ayo Fayose has charged mem­bers of the Nige­rian Bar As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA) to speak out on na­tional is­sues and not have “the il­lu­sion that all is well with the coun­try”.

He warned them against al­low­ing po­lit­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions and af­fil­i­a­tions to be­cloud their sense of ob­jec­tiv­ity.

The gover­nor spoke dur­ing the gala/award night of the Ado-Ek­iti branch of the NBA held at Afe Babalola Civic Cen­tre, at the week­end in AdoEk­iti.

A state­ment by the gover­nor’s Chief Press Sec­re­tary, Idowu Adelusi, said Fayose also bagged an Achiever’s Award from the NBA.

He said: “It will be mere delu­sion if we think or feel that all is well with our dear coun­try now. As lawyers and mem­bers of the NBA, I want you to speak out about hap­pen­ings in Nige­ria be­yond your po­lit­i­cal lean­ings and in­cli­na­tions. Nige­ria is above po­lit­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tion. The coun­try must be gov­erned by all of us and if any­thing goes wrong, we all suf­fer for it. Your con­tri­bu­tions can make the dif­fer­ence.”

Fayose also charged them to be good am­bas­sadors of the state, say­ing they must rep­re­sent the state with their shoul­ders high any­where.

On his first year in of­fice, Fayose said the chal­lenges were enor­mous but that with the peo­ples’ sup­port, some achieve­ments had been recorded.

The gover­nor said he made him­self ac­ces­si­ble to the peo­ple “be­cause a good leader iden­ti­fies with his peo­ple”.

He promised to sup­port the NBA ac­tiv­i­ties.

Chairperson, Ado-Ek­iti Branch of the NBA, Dr Mrs Modupe Dada, said the NBA would not shirk in its re­spon­si­bil­ity to the so­ci­ety.

She said the award given to Gover­nor Fayose was in recog­ni­tion of his “ster­ling per­for­mance de­spite the financial chal­lenges con­fronting the state”. al­ways in its

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