Nigeria @60: There is nothing to celebrate, says Ohanaeze

Nigeria @60: There is nothing to celebrate, says Ohanaeze

- Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed its displeasure as the country marks its 60th Independence Day

- The Igbo group explained that the country has gone more years backward

- This was disclosed by Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga, the secretary-general/publicity secretary

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As Nigerians across the country celebrate Nigeria's 60th Independence Day, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that the country has gone more years backward than forward.

According to Vanguard, the apex Igbo body made this known in a statement by its acting secretary general/publicity secretary, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga.

The group went on to note that there's nothing to celebrate as Nigeria marks 60 years as an independent nation, adding that the nation rather than counting gains it is making losses.

Nigeria @60: There is nothing to celebrate, says Ohanaeze
Ohanaeze says there's nothing to celebrate as Nigeria turns 60. Photo credit: PM News.
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The statement reads in parts:

“There is virtually nothing to celebrate at the 60th anniversary of Nigeria. A civil servant retires at the age of 60years. This means that at that age he/she has offered the best of his/her services and initiatives.

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“However, at 60, Nigeria is counting losses instead of gains. On security, Nigeria was a non permanent member of the UNO Security Council. We contributed troops as part of United Nations Peace Keeping Force to many Nations and they clearly distinguished themselves.

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Earlier, reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sent a congratulatory message to Nigerians as the nation celebrates its 60th anniversary of independence.

In a tweet on the opposition party's verified Twitter handle, the PDP's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, admitted that the country is facing a lot of challenges.

However, Ologbondiyan pointed out that the PDP believes in a vibrant, united and prosperous nation.

Similarly, the All Progressives Congress (APC) assured people that the golden years of Nigeria will return under the present administration of President Buhari as the country celebrates the 6th decade of her independence from the British colony.

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While felicitating with citizens on the country’s 60th independence anniversary, the APC in a statement by Yekini Nabena, the deputy national publicity secretary noted that as a nation, we are better together than we are apart.

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