15th September, 2010
Chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government, Mr. Rufus Oladele Adekanye, has enjoinedÂ Nigerians to pray against corruption as the country is set to celebrate its 50thÂ independence anniversary.
Adekanye, in a chat with LG Circuit, lamented the poor state of the nation, which he blamedÂ on failure of the leadership through which he said corruption continues to fester, almostÂ uncontrollably.
The council boss said the leadership holds the responsibility to tackle corruption in theÂ country by drastic means.
According to him, Nigerian leaders should learn to take drastic decisions to move theÂ country forward instead of shying away from taking certain decisions for fear of someÂ people.
Adekanye disagreed with the belief in some quarters that Nigeria has failed as a nation,Â contending rather that the ability of the country to span 50 years as a nation was aÂ veritable proof that the country was still working, noting, however, that many areas stillÂ required immediate attention and improvement.
He called on Nigerians to ensure that competent and committed leaders are voted intoÂ political offices, while enjoining them to encourage government to ensure free and fairÂ conduct of the forthcoming polls.