Nothing to celebrate in Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary, says Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that there is nothing for Nigerians to celebrate, as the country marks its 61st independence anniversary on Friday, October 1, 2021.

He said “it was regrettable that 61 years after the nation’s independence, it was still grappling with leadership challenges that had entrench hatred, mediocrity, as well as promoted ethnicity and religious intolerance among citizens.

Wike also chided the National Assembly, which he said, had continued to approve anything the Presidency sent to the legislature not minding the consequences on Nigerians.”

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“He also decried the judiciary for yielding to intimidation, as judges had abandoned their responsibility out of trepidation and wondered the fate of Nigerians under such hardship and tyrannical atmosphere.

The governor spoke yesterday at the Interdenominational Church Service organised to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Harcourt.

He pointed out that due to leadership failure, the country has been engulfed in insecurity to the extent that everyone now seeks God’s intervention, because man’s leadership had failed the country.”

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