The only way for Nigeria’s survival as a nation is for all tiers of government to imbibe ideals of our founding fathers by initiating programs that would contribute to the uplift of the life of the ordinary citizenry and this could only be achieved when true federalism is allowed to thrive with each federating State retaining its relative autonomy.
The immediate past Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel stated his in his independence day message to Nigerians on the occasion of the nation's 56th independence celebration.
According to the former governor, it was pathetic that over half a century of gaining independence, people still shed tears before their children get good education; employable graduates are jobless because of scarce employment opportunities and lack of wealth creation strategies while most of our factories and industries are moribund.
Otunba Daniel also admonished politicians not to play into the hands of malevolent forces that are desirous of returning Nigeria and Nigerians to the era of bondage. "Our experience with military dictatorship is still too fresh and vivid. This should inform utmost circumspection on the part of our leaders in the handling of disputes that may arise in the process of our projecting our contending visions for the society”.