A lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Bisi Yusuff, has said Nigerians should not lose hope in the Nigerian project, saying “the vision of the nationalists is not dead.”
The lawmaker, representing Alimosho constituency I, gave this remark in his office, Alausa while speaking with Daily Champion on the commemoration of Nigeria 58th independence anniversary.
Yusuff, who is the Chairman House Committee on Public Account (local), further the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to achieve the vision of Nigeria’s founding fathers.
According to him, “Just like my own slogan, Prince of Hope, our hope is alive in Nigeria. i have a very strong hope for Nigeria especially with the person who is at the helms of affairs, President Muhammadu Buhari.
He added, “both at the government and party levels, because if you don’t consider the two, you won’t have comprehensive understanding of governance. If the party is not discipline, there is no way, the government will be discipline but if you look at the structures of our party, APC and the man at the helms of affairs, then you know this is a disciplined party.
“If you also consider the role of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who has been modelling everybody along, and if the tempo continues, in the next four years, we will arrive at the destination,” he said.Asked if the vision of the nationalists could be said to have been realized, the lawmaker explained that their vision for the country is not dead
Yusuff argued further as regards the South West region of the country, the former Governor of Lagos State, Tinubu could be seen as representing and pursuing the vision of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
While citing example of move to promote the vision of the nationalists, he noted, “Ibadan used to be the dirtiest city but when I was in Ibadan about three days ago, I give kudos to the state Governor, Abiola Ajumobi,” because of what I saw in terms of cleanliness.
He however stated that, “there must be devolution of powers so that we can have competitive growth among states.” “We should deemphasize the attention on crude oil which has brought doom instead of boom, so we should continue to focus on agriculture as we have started,” Yusuff stated.
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