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Politicians should not be blamed for nation’s challenges

25 October 2013, 07:38

Lagos - Adeyemi Ikuforiji, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, on Thursday urged Nigerians to stop blaming politicians for all the nation’s challenges.

Ikuforiji made the plea while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after paying a condolence visit to the family of the late Pa Oluwide Omojola at his residence in Surulere, Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Omojola, the Head, Pro-National Conference Organisation (PRONACO) Secretariat, died after making a presentation before the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference in Akure.

Omojola, also a foremost revolutionary teacher and leader, died on October 19 at the age of 75 years.

Ikuroji, who led other lawmakers on the visit, said that every Nigerian contributed to the current challenges facing the country.

“All of us have gone the wrong way; we all need to retrace our steps.”

“We should imbibe the doctrine of being our brothers' keepers. By doing so, we can do better than even the Western nations,” he added.

Ikuforiji described the late Omojola as a great man worthy of emulation by all Nigerians.

“When you compare his exemplary beginning with the life he led, you will discover that he stood for the masses in his entire life.”

“This is a man who stood on the path of truth and justice, asking the powers that be to do the right thing for the nation, to enable the people to enjoy the dividends of governance.”

“Those that do not have as much education as he did are having mighty mansions. This is a man you cannot even trace any misdeed to,” Ikuforiji said.

The widow, Dr Yewande Omojola, thanked the lawmakers for their condolence visit.

-    NAN


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