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Nigeria @ 61: “Be Optimistic Concerning Our Challenges As A Country” – Prince Whingan

 

By: Adémólá Òrúnbon

Nigeria – Founder, Sesi Whingan Foundation, a Humanitarian non-profit Organization, Prince Sesi Whingan has called on all Nigerians to try to endure and also be optimistic concerning challenges facing the country which has also set the nation on the verge of collapse. 

He also added that most of these challenges are self-inflicted which could be solved, but only through a national rebirth.

Prince Whingan, made this statement in a congratulatory message to all Nigerians on the occasion of the 61st Independence Anniversary Celebration, held on Friday. 

The young successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who has also indicated his desire to vie to represent Badagry Federal Constituency at the National Assembly in 2023, further expressed hope that the nation would be great again and bounce back despite the numerous challenges being faced at the moment. He, however called for a national rebirth and youth empowerments as a panacea to achieving this. 

Whingan, who noted that national rebirth, according to him should start from individuals by fulfilling our pledges as enshrined in the National Pledge; to be faithful, loyal and honest; to serve Nigeria with all our strengths devoid of favoritism, ethic, religion bigotry and bribery; which he describes as products of corruption. He also mentioned that this rebirth would not be completed without getting rid of corruption to the barest minimum.

“Most of the challenges being faced by Nigeria today are self-inflicted due to corruption, corruption today has deep-rooted in all facets of our national life which is the major cause of the problems we are facing as a nation”, Whingan said. 

The young politician further explained that poor leadership as another reason why Nigeria is encumbered at the moment, saying Nigerian current leaders need to be selfless and ensure that they pursue only policies that would bring about better life to all Nigerians and unlock the great and numerous potentials endowed in the nation. 

While advising the leaders to prioritize youth empowerments in all policies being made, Whingan mentioned that affordable education at all level, capacity development and jobs creation are few areas where the youths could be adequately empowered.

He also maintained that priority should also be given to young and resourceful Nigerians who have excelled in their various legitimate careers and have shown interest in leadership, noting that there is no better time to serve and lead one’s nation to greatness than when being youthful. 

“It’s obnoxious and archaic to believe that the youths are leaders of tomorrow, the best of any individual can best be offered when he or she is still youthful with vigor and great enthusiasm”. 

“The world today, has moved from being ruled by concepts of analogue to a totally digitalized concepts that have reduced the wide world to a global village; only youths, guided by experience elders will effectively cope with the new trend of civilization,” he said.

Prince Whingan congratulated Nigerians, especially the good people of Badagry on the nation’s 61st Independent anniversary.