Right now, it seems the President is the only largest share leader on the issue of Nigeria’s centenary celebration. Legal practitioners and activists clear out the idea while responding to the issue.
Mr. Ayo Opadokun and Mr. Femi Falana, a legal practitioners, who believed Nigeria at 100 calls for sober reflection. Ayo Opadokun and Femi Falana charge the federal government to channel the multi million Naira embarked to spend for the planned celebration for the better life of Nigerian citizens.
Mr. Opadokun stated that, “Nigeria is in a terrible state . What the government is offering the masses on education is unpalatable”. In addition to that, Mr. Falana advices the government to go back to the drawing board and re-dedicate answers to the struggle for a new Nigeria.
But the lawyers were divided on whether the government should call for conference on ethnic nationality to determine whether Nigeria should remain as one nation or be split among different ethnic line. “Two very fundamental questions we need to find answers to are: (1) Do we still want to stay together and (2) on what terms are we going to stay together as a nation, what will be the forum of engagement”, said Mr. Opadokun. Mr. Falana on the other hand said that , there is no nation on earth in developing state that does not have striving issue, saying Nigeria will get through it.
On January 1, 1914, the North and South were almagamated and January 1, 2014 will make 100 years of the existence of our nation Nigeria.
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