Nigeria @52: This is not the worst place to live – Fashola

Must Read

Kwankwaso Is The Most Selfish Person I Know: Ganduje

  Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has described his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, as the most selfish person he knows. Ganduje had...

Southwest Governors, FG Reach Agreement On Amotekun

  The federal government and southwest governors have reached an agreement to draw up a legal framework for the Western...

I Have Made Plans To Fumigate Nigeria: Ned Nwoko

  Ned Nwoko, a former senator representing Delta-north and husband of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels says has revealed his plans...

Amotekun Remains Illegal: AGF Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the regional security outfit established by governors of the south-west code named...

We Are Working Hard To Avoid Spread Of Lassa Fever: Governors

  The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) says states are taking precautionary measures to ensure the outbreak of Lassa fever, a...
News is my life; my life is good news!

Governor Babatunde Fashola, in a statement through the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Media, Hakeem Bello at the weekend, has urged Nigerians to project positive things and work hard to make Nigeria reap the benefit of investments in Africa.

According to the governor, the challenges confronting the nation should be seen as building blocks to greater things; he therefore advised that the country should take advantage of Africa as the next investment destination to reclaim her pre-eminent status: “Africa is now experiencing six to seven per cent annual growth on a sustainable basis. In that context, where do we lie? We must reclaim our pre-eminent status.”

On the pessimistic outlook that most Nigerians have about the state of the nation, Governor Fashola says, “This (Nigeria) is not the worst place to live. The Spanish government raised its taxes by 52 per cent; Italy has raised its tax by 60 per cent. Italians are leaving their country. That is not our position here. People are being struck by earthquakes, Tsunami; but we have arable land for farming here.”

So, as we celebrate our 52nd Independence Day anniversary – albeit low-key – we should exude some level of positivity and be optimistic about things generally. However, if Governor Fashola is trying to say that some countries would be wishing that they were in our shoes right now, Italy and Spain are definitely part of those countries!

- Advertisement -


  1. Have you heard that you can now carry a whole library plus your computer/laptop in a device that can fit on the palm of your hands?

    work smarter and improve the quality of your life now. Join the highly effective people in your field today.

    Visit librarymobi dot blogspot dot com Now!

    visit now and get a free brian tracy audio book.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -