Sebastian Iyere, an Edo State 2024 governorship aspirant and a chartered electrical engineer with decades of practice in the oil and gas sectors, has congratulated Nigerians and the people of Edo on the occasion of the country’s 61st independence anniversary.
Speaking through his media office on Thursday, Iyere noted that despite the myriad of unnerving socio-economic and security challenges, Nigeria remains a great country with lots of potential.
He pointed out that leadership failure has largely defined the country’s misfortune adding however that despite the unacceptable decay in governance, it is not a misguided optimism to look ahead for best days sooner than expected especially through the 2023 political opportunities to vote right.
“There are enough reasons for self-congratulation and hope of a better future, at least for the gift of life from God Almighty.
“On balance, however, there is little to celebrate about Nigeria at 61 especially as the depressing indices are worrisome in areas such as security of life and property, food production, industrial output, quality of education and healthcare, economic diversification and productivity.
“Not only do Nigerians eat the bread they do not produce, wear clothes they do not weave, and drink wine imported from other countries, we now import almost everything. That remains unacceptable,” the Reverend of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, stated.
He however assures Edo people of better days ahead maintaining that the heart of the state which does not beat as a result of misfits in governance would be alive from 2024 when he would take over as the governor of Edo governor by God’s grace.
“Edo State would live up to its name as the economic heart beat of Nigeria from 2024.
“I therefore urge the good people of Edo not to despair over the current level of hopelessness in the State.
“We have the mental ability and capacity to initiate workable policies and programmes that will positively impact the citizens and ignite economic rebound for the good of all.
“To achieve this, prepare to use your votes well in subsequent elections,” the Iruekpen born technocrat advised.