Frankly, it would appear to me that 58 years is like a drop in the ocean in the life of a Nation. Certainly, Nigeria would have gone much further had we not started on a faulty foundation and the many deliberate mis-steps that were taken by past leaders. But we have been presented with a golden opportunity to contribute to the development of Nigeria and if we all play our parts dutifully, I’m confident that Nigeria will move forward and achieve it’s potential to be a leading Nation.

We may not be able to go back and rebuild the foundation but we must deliberately ensure that we teach our children that society comes first and the interest of the majority must supersede parochial and selfish desires. Nigeria shall be great but we must all play our part in ensuring that this happens and bringing about a Nation that we all can be proud to call our own.

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