In a statement released on Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has called on Nigerians to envision and strive for a brighter future for the nation. The governor emphasized the need to focus on the immense possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead, rather than being daunted by the challenges that exist.
Governor Makinde, through his Chief Press Secretary, Sulaimon Olanrewaju, highlighted the importance of prioritizing the nation and uniting in the efforts to rebuild it. He expressed his warm congratulations to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all Nigerians, acknowledging that the journey of the nation has been arduous and fraught with difficulties.
However, Governor Makinde firmly believes that the present provides an opportunity to rectify past mistakes and build a stronger Nigeria. He urges Nigerians to be driven by the possibilities rather than overwhelmed by challenges, and to dare to dream of a better and united Nigeria.
The governor envisions a Nigeria where tribal, religious, or ideological differences hold no sway, where both the rich and the underprivileged thrive, and where hard work is rewarded while laziness is discouraged. He also envisions a Nigeria where unemployment is scarce, every child has access to education, and the nation attracts exceptional talent. This, according to Governor Makinde, is the Nigeria that should be proudly left as a legacy for future generations.
Governor Makinde called upon all citizens to join hands in the pursuit of Nigeria’s greatness. He believes that by working together, a remarkable and prosperous Nigeria is within reach. It is time, he emphasized, to place Nigeria first and collectively forge a new path towards national excellence.
As the statement concluded, Governor Makinde extended his heartfelt wishes to all Nigerians, saying, “Happy 63rd Independence Anniversary, Nigerians.”
Governor Makinde’s call for unity, prosperity, and a shared vision for Nigeria’s future comes at a crucial time as the nation commemorates its independence. His words serve as an inspiration to Nigerians to redouble their efforts and work towards building a stronger and more prosperous Nigeria.