All is not well with Nigeria – Fayose
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