June 12, 2020.
Chairman National Youth Council of Nigeria, Kogi State Chapter Comrade Alonge Femi Israel has congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of this year’s Independence Anniversary.
The Chairman in a Press Statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary Comr. Jacob Abraham, described today’s democracy anniversary celebration as “Not Undeserving”.
According to the Chairman, Nigerians have journeyed successfully to a point where we can decide our own leaders without fear of electoral intimidation. Hence, in a time like this, there is need for us to access how far we have gone as a country especially in areas such as security of lives and property, disbursement of the dividends of democracy to the common Nigerian on the streets of the country, religious and political tolerance, even distribution of the nation’s wealth.
“It is glaring that while as a country we are making efforts to forge ahead, we cannot deny the obvious fact that a lot of factors ranging from relative insecurity threats and unequal political participation and sadly religious intolerance has been militating against the easy sail of the country to the land of no regrets”.
However, not minding the abominable harms all of these factors has and is still causing us, the Chairman charged country men and women not to be discouraged from celebrating this freedom our heroes past has fought for us to enjoy. Thus, the celebration of today’s democracy anniversary becomes undeniably necessary.
Comr. Alonge admonished that while we celebrate this day of National recognition, there is every need for Nigerians to checkmate some of their unpatriotic nature to the progress of the country and have a rethink on how to making the country a better place for all.
“As a country fondly addressed as the giant of Africa, we are expected to lead by example; leading positively in political, economic, religious and social and security standard wise.”
Today should be a day of deep national sobber reflection from our political, economic and religious leaders who ordinarily are supposed to lead us right but on the contrary are leading us the other way round. It is supposed to be a time for we as country men and women to do some fact finding analysis on how far we have come and to also know if we are making progress or not.
It is highly encouraging to know that amidst all of the challenges that has and is still confronting the progress of our country, we are still strong and filled with optimisms that our country will surely be great.
Jacob Abraham Damilare
Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman