6th October, 2010
Politician and member of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Alimosho localÂ government area of Lagos State, southwest, Nigeria, Omobaeko Akindele has bemoaned theÂ sorry state of affairs in the country after 50 years of Independence.
He said the nation is far from meeting the aspirations of the people in spite ofÂ abundance of human and natural resources.
According to him, Nigeria is celebrating age, not achievements, and describedÂ Â the lastÂ 50 years of nationhood as a mixture of boom and gloom.
â€œHow can you celebrate a nation where people die of hunger, poverty and diseases? NigeriaÂ of my dream is where there is equality, justice and fairness where will have people ofÂ courage seeing themselves as true Nigerians.
The politician said the country has no excuse for the abysmal decay in socialÂ infrastructure such as refineries, public school, health institution, railways andÂ airlines.
He added that Nigeria has been brought to her knees byÂ successive reckless leadershipsÂ that have tended to sire corruption, which in turn steals the peopleâ€™s opportunities andÂ their future.