Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Monday expressed the optimism that, despite the challenges confronting Nigeria, the country would come out strong and emerge the economic powerhouse of Africa.
Governor Abiodun in a message in commemoration of the 59th Independence anniversary of Nigeria, said he had no doubt that with the unwavering commitment to national rebirth by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria would regain its pride of place in the comity of nations and as the leading light of the Black race.
The Governor in the message, signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, insisted that the country has the potential to dominate Africa’s economy.
Governor Abiodun declared that Nigeria, notwithstanding the current challenges facing the her, will rival other world economic powerhouses with the commitment of the leadership and the support of the populace.
“Nigeria is designed to be a global powerhouse and the government is doing everything possible to actualise the potential of the country,” Governor Abiodun said.
He urged Nigerians at home to be more committed to nation building, even as he called on those abroad to be good ambassadors and eschew vices that could tarnish the image of the country.
He also called on Diaspora Nigerians to contribute their quota to the task of nation building.
According to the Governor, the current leadership in the country should be supported in its endeavour to make Nigeria work again.
Governor Abiodun challenged Nigerians, especially the youths to carry on with the the dreams of the country’s founding fathers.
He said Nigerians should keep hope alive as the next few months will “usher in a new dawn of prosperity, peace and good governance that all Nigerians will be proud of.
“We are seeing an end of tribal and religious bigotry and the economy will begin to boom, again,” the Governor said.