Independence Not Yet Worth Celebrating, Says Obi


The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, wondered what Nigeria should be celebrating even when,  at the very ripe age of 57, she is still lagging behind in all indices of development.

Speaking during the programme  termed One Nigeria: Embracing Our Economy organised by the Dr. Tony Rapu’s House Of Freedom Ministry to celebrate the nation’s 57th Independent anniversary, Obi said that celebration presupposed that there were achievements recorded.

“Yes, we’re here to celebrate our nation’s 57th Independent Anniversary but I ask, what are we really celebrating? Failure? Nigeria is a failed state,’’ Obi decried.