Former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described Nigeria’s current situation as a necessary rite of passage for any country desirous of greatness.
In a statement by his media aide, Mr. Tunde Rahman, Tinubu bemoaned that after 56 years of political independence, Nigeria is not where it should be, even though it has witnessed appreciable progress, saying the country’s political, social and economic foundations need to be reworked and strengthened.
He added: “Our institutions are not functional enough to deliver on the goals for which they were set up. This independence anniversary, therefore, offers us another opportunity at reflections.
“But beyond that, it demands from us all the sacrifice needed for nation-building and re-commitment to the vision of our nationalists, who saw the greatness in this country and worked to advance it.”