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By Olamilekan Jaji

Nigerians at all levels have been advised to show more interest in the affairs of the Nation and be willing to speak up at all times.

A community leader and stalwart of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Toyin Amuzu gave this advice in his message to mark this year’s anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence.

Chief Amuzu, who lamented that the country at present was going backward at 61, blamed the non-challant attitude of most Nigerians in choosing their leaders and showing concern for matters which affects the Country.

He said it is worrisome that 61 years after Independence, Nigeria is finding it hard to provide basic needs of a society which include potable water, quality health, good roads, electricity supply and a conducive environment among others.

According to him, “our people have so neglected the country that the quality of our leadership is so poor. Infact, those who do not have any business in leading us due to lack of competence are at the helms of affairs”.

Chief Amuzu pointed out that no foreigner would save Nigeria from the mess, saying ‘only Nigerians can build Nigeria’.

He advised Nigerians not to loose hope or give up on the country because of the level of insecurity, poverty, economic doldrums, corruption, maladministration and nepotism among others, saying “all these should be a spring board to tackle our challenges as it is time to rise up and save Nigeria”.

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