Angry Nigerians and civil society groups have described Nigeria’s 52 years after independence as a ‘journey through hell’ saying that the nation has no reason to celebrate.They blamed Nigeria’s woes on leaders who they described as being greedy.
A group, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, said instead of our leadership to work towards the betterment of the country, they decided to enriched themselves with public funds.
According to the Nation, Mr. Olusegun Bamgbose, said in Port Harcourt that leaders inability to build the nation has being the reason for the nation’s backwardness .
Also Campaign for Democracy, in a statement by its President, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, described 52 years of independence “as a complete waste, bungled opportunities and total ruination of a nation.”
“The last 52 years has seen Nigeria degenerating into hell on earth for millions of its citizens who do not have access to state treasury.”
The group added that “in spite of the country’s human and natural resources, the majority of its populace wallowed in abject poverty.”
Joining the league of critics, former governor of Abia State, Dr. Uzor Kalu, blamed leaders for being self-centered.
The erstwhile governor in a statement on Sunday said most of Nigeria’s leaders in power came there by chance.
While raising hope for a better tomorrow, respected cleric and the presiding Bishop of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Dr. Mike Okonkwo, called on Nigerians not to relent in praying for the country.
The cleric in a statement on Sunday, maintained that despite all odds, Nigeria must move forward economically, health wise, educationally and in other sociopolitical sectors.