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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, has stated that Nigeria has nothing to celebrate on Independence Day, as “the nation has not flourished.”
Tinubu expressed his thoughts on the matter on Monday via a statement titled, A Return to Decency, Punch reports.
“We commemorate this Independence Day because the nation has survived despite its many challenges. We dare not celebrate because the nation has not flourished as it should. Fifty four years our national trek began with hope and promise, peace and unity.
“Today, the nation staggers beneath the weight of trouble multiplied by hardship. Peace and unity seem to have yielded the moment to violence and discord. We exist as a political unit on a map but we do not prosper as brothers and sisters in one nation, under one flag and pursuant to one accord, he said.
Tinubu also expressed that President Goodluck Jonathan‘s administration was a factor responsible for a lack of progress in the nation.
They do not have a national blueprint or vision. They do have a blueprint and vision for excessive self-enrichment. Their equation is simple: You work, they feast. You toil, they grow fat. You seek a decent wage; they pilfer the collective treasury to enjoy a king’s ransom,” he said.