Nigeria at 60: Nollywood actor Yul Edochie says people are not happy

Nigeria at 60: Nollywood actor Yul Edochie says people are not happy

- Nigeria clocks 60 years today and as some are celebrating, others have decided not to celebrate because the people are suffering

- One of those that decided not to celebrate is Nollywood actor Yul Edochie, who is wondering what Nigerians are celebrating

- The Nollywood actor noted some of the challenges the country is going through

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As Nigerians celebrate the country's 60th independence day anniversary, Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has said he cannot congratulate anyone on that.

He said he cannot wish anyone happy independence when people are not happy, wondering what Nigerians are celebrating.

He noted some of the challenges the country is currently facing which include killings, employment and the current hike in fuel price and electricity.

Nigeria at 60: Nollywood actor Yul Edochie says people are not happy
Yul Edochie. Photo credit: Kamdora
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The actor urged Nigerians to speak the truth and admit that the people are suffering.

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Nigerians took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.

A Twitter user with the handle @benayelabola believes that despite the hardship, Nigerians should still hope for the best.

He tweeted:

"All the same, we will keep hoping for the best."

Another Twitter user with the handle @ajeazi said it is pathetic that despite the resources Nigeria has at its disposal, things are still the way they are.

@ajeazi wrote:

"Quite pathetic, for a nation God has blessed with abundant of resource and yet, her people has misused and mismanaged all. We turned 6 decades after independence and things seem worse. One will wonder why we fought for independence if life seem better before independence to now."

Below are other reactions:

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In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari has kickstarted the Independence Day celebration with the presidential broadcast addressing the citizens. You can read the full speech here.

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