At 60 Nigeria is said to have recorded tremendous achievement in many areas but progress is challenged by bad roads and epileptic power supply which is caused by corruption.
His Royal Majesty, Muri Munene Prof. Itam Hogan Itam Ayam Nnankor I, Grand Patriarch of Efut Nation and Paramount Ruler of Calabar South Local Government Area in Cross River spoke with Lens correspondent in Calabar on Nigeria at 60.
The Royal Father said Nigeria has achieved much and is faring well noting that the country has advanced in Agriculture and Education given the number of universities in the country relative to some other countries of the world.
He also said that the Federal Capital Territory has developed within two years which is remarkable and that a state in the country has establied an airline which is working beautifully.
Nigeria has also advanced politically. Elections can now be conducted in a free and fair atmosphere. The recent governorship election in Edo state is a typical example.
Hear him “Nigeria has developed well at 60 even though it is not yet at 100 like other developed countries. Abuja was developed within two years. A state in the country has an airline which is functioning well.
“Our major challenge is bad road and light which is caused by fraud. If we can curtail corruption Nigeria will be better than what it is today “
“Buhari is doing well in agriculture and nobody has died of hunger in the country. I congratulate him on the 60th birthday of Nigeria. I also congratulate the Cross River State Governor. Sir, Ben Ayade and all Nigerians on the occasion”.
Also, the President and Chancellor, World Harvest Bible College and Seminary (WHBCS) Calabar Rev. Nick Ezeh who is the General Overseer of the Christ for the World Mission has said that there is hope for Nigeria as the country celebrates her 60th Independence Anniversary.
“As the nation celebrates her 60th Independence anniversary it therefore means that there is hope for the country. But where there is no hope the people become hopeless”
“Whatever that has light there is growth, these grandaunts live and stay stainless. The generation that is to be born has hope of what is called sanity and bitterness”.