- Oyo state governor Makinde disagrees that Nigeria is totally messed up as some citizens like to believe
- Makinde notes that Nigeria at 60 has achieved some great feats even as it has made several mistakes
- The governor, however, urged Oyo residents and Nigerians at large to focus on the good while the shortfalls are being corrected
As Nigeria celebrates its 60th anniversary as an independent nation, the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has said not everything has turned out bad for the country.
The governor tweeted this declaration on Thursday, October 1 after taking part in a 1.8km walk to mark the 60th Independence Day celebrations.
He noted that while the country may have made many mistakes on the way to its 60th birthday, there were still things to celebrate about.
Addressing residents at Total Garden Roundabout at the end of the walk, Governor Makinde said:
“A lot of people may not see anything good in Nigeria over the past 60 years but it is not everything that is wrong with Nigeria."
The governor added that it those things that the country has gotten right that Nigerians should focus on while corrections are made in other areas.
Governor Makinde added:
“We have gotten certain things right and we should focus on those things that we have gotten right and try to build on it while we also make amendments where possible on those areas that we have fallen short.”
Some of those who participated in the walk were Makinde's wife, top government staff and a couple of prominent residents and ordinary Nigerians.
Unlike Makinde, with his words of encouragement, Legit.ng reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari laid the accusation of Nigeria's current state entirely at the feet of his predecessors.
President Buhari, in his Independence Day speech, gave his leadership of Nigeria a pass mark in the face of unstable economic resources.
The president claimed instead that past governments lacked the courage to make the needed changes that he is effecting in the country to save it from total collapse.
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