The Chief of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Rueben Fasoranti, on Friday, said that the present standing of the nation will not be the Nigeria of his goals.
Pa Fasoranti, who expressed concern over the state of the nation, emphasised that the difficulty of insecurity has continued to rear its ugly head in addition to the menace of unemployment pervading the nation with no resolution in sight from these in authority.
The Afenifere chief said this throughout the event of his 94th birthday held in Akure, Ondo State capital the place his autobiography entitled “My Life, My Legacy (Service with Integrity and Excellence) was additionally unveiled.
Talking on the occasion, which was attended by individuals throughout all walks of life, together with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, his Ekiti State counterpart, Kayode Fayemi, the nonagenarian stated at 94 years “I’m nonetheless right here with you due to the grace of God and regardless that as a person I’m fulfilled, I remorse to say that every one will not be nicely with the nation.
“No due to the insecurity of life and property, worsening unemployment of abIe-bodied residents resulting in all manners of crimes, threatening famine which is a conspiracy between mom nature and the ravaging of the land by ever-surging marauders and so forth.”
Pa Fasoranti additionally disclosed that he has determined to ascertain a democratic institute as a part of plans to inculcate and entrench desired political values and self-discipline to working towards and aspiring democrats which he stated was a part of his dream to have a permanent legacy.
“Time is not my good friend, although, however with you, nice and understanding individuals, time can nonetheless be purchased to get the undertaking completed earlier than my time is lastly out.
“In my life adventures, l have tried to see what I may go away behind for humanity. To this extent, I’ve tried to spend money on human beings.”
Describing Fasoranti as a particular present to the Yorubaland and Nigeria as an entire, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was the chairman on the event, stated the Afenifere chief had been expressing concern of how Nigeria can be when he handed on.
Nonetheless, Obasanjo allayed the concern of the Afenifere chief, saying Nigeria can be higher earlier than his exit from the stage.