Former House of Representatives member, Shina Peller, has called on the Nigerian government at all levels to create a more enabling environment for citizens to thrive in their various businesses and fields.
Peller who is also the Ayedero of Yorubaland made this call while congratulating Super Eagles and Nigerians for defeating Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the semi-final match played yesterday to qualify for the final match of the African Cup of Nations 2023.
While commending the entire Super Eagles team for their resilience, courage and fighting spirit from the beginning of the tournament till the moment, the former federal lawmaker acknowledged the impressive leadership role demonstrated by the captain, William Troost-Ekong, from the beginning of the tournament to the last match.
He added that Captain Ekong has leadership ability to observe his colleagues, communicate with them in different ways, charge, correct and encourage them to press on in each match played.
Ayedero also observed that almost everyone in every part of the country, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation, is so happy to identify with Nigeria and celebrate the victory with fellow Nigerians, notwithstanding the challenges being confronted with. He added that it is a testament to the fact that majority of Nigerians are patriots who want the best for their country.
In addition, the Oke Ogun-born businessman cum politician argued that majority of Nigerians love Nigeria passionately, noting that what they clamour for is an enabling environment for them to thrive.
He, therefore, called on the government at all levels to leverage the momentum being enjoyed by all to make decisions and policies that will further strengthen Nigeria as a nation and unite all as a people.
He also stressed the need for the government to focus on enhancing farming business which he argued would bring about food security. He also advocated for the well-being and safety of the farmers and by extension, Nigerians.
“As a matter of fact, one can reasonably argue that majority of Nigerians love Nigeria so much; most of them have no reason to antagonise the country or our leaders baselessly. I feel what majority of Nigerians clamour for is a conducive environment to thrive in their various businesses, fields and endeavours.
“Therefore, I’m using this opportunity to call on the government at all levels to leverage this momentum to make decisions and policies that will further strengthen and unite us as a nation. Importantly, government must focus on enhancing farming business because food security is as important as security of lives and others.
“To achieve this, the government must ensure the wellbeing and safety of our farmers. If we are able to give the farmers and masses at large a secured and conducive environment to thrive, we would achieve a more peaceful Nigeria devoid of ethnic, religious and political crises.
“To the people in government, you should always remember that the masses have entrusted you with leadership positions, and so you must make it your priority to lessen their problems and make life easier for them, and not the other way round. Though, leading a diverse country as Nigeria may not be that easy, you must rise up to the challenge and rekindle the hope of the masses as promised by the ‘Renewed Hope’ administration of our President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.