By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
As the nation marks its Independence Day on 1st October, 2020, the National Coordinator, Chairman and CEO of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, a Civil society Society Organisation, Comrade (Chief) Sheriff Mulade has decried the level of infrastructural decay across the country as Nigeria celebrate 60.
Speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt, River State to mark this year’s edition of the country’s independennce Day, the CEPEJ boss said the government should be commissioning projects and not speeches.
Chief Mulade noted that as Nigeria celebrates this year’s Independence Day which marked its freedom from its colonial masters as a sovereign Nation, “the Federal and State Governments should come up with laudable landmark projects and programmes that Nigerians can be proud of instead of presenting only papers and making political speeches to Nigerians every year without any tangible results”.
He also used the medium to congratulate all Nigerians for their individual and collective efforts towards uniting the country.
He said Nigeria’s Independence Day celebration should be dedicated to the harvest of completed projects that will add value to the lives of the masses.
He urged the present administration to use the Nation’s huge financial resources to transform the country into an entity that all Nigerians can be proud of and also fight against all forms of nepotism, god-fatherism and favouritism.
While commending President Muhammadu Buhari and his Cabinet for ensuring unity, peace, good governance and prudent management of the nation’s resources in the face of COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Mulade appealed to the Presidency to beef up security in the country, especially to stem the killings in southern Kaduna, indiscriminate attacks, adoption and killing of armless Nigerians by armed bandits and herdsmen.
On the current state of corronavirus in Nigeria, Chief Mulade appreciated the NCDC on how the COVID -19 pandemic has been managed despite the economic hiccups experienced by the country in the past years.