Independence Day: Nothing to celebrate, Nigeria is now the poverty capital of the world – Seun Kuti

Singer Seun Kuti has said that there is nothing for Nigeria and Nigerians to celebrate. The singer said this amid the Independence Day frenzy on October 1, adding that the country is near collapse.

Kuti noted that the country produces enough to feed its citizens, but Nigerians are forced to beg for food aid due to lack of organisation.

Taking to Instagram, Kuti stated that with the worrisome level of hunger, insecurity, high rate of unemployment, and wanton looting, the celebration of Friday’s anniversary calls for sober reflection and need to reorganise ourselves to get involved in the democratic process with the view to set the Nation on the road to recovery.

He wrote: “Fellow compatriots, it was Thomas Sankara who famously declared that our country produces enough to feed us all. “Alas, for lack of organisation, we are forced to beg for food aid.

“It’s this aid that instills in our spirits the attitude of beggars. “It is fitting to bring you all a warm solidarity greetings as we celebrate the 61st anniversary of our dear Nation! Even though there is nothing to celebrate, owing to the near collapse in the state of our dear Nation, With the worrisome level of hunger, Insecurity, High rate of Unemployment, and wanton looting.

“The celebration of today’s anniversary calls for a sober reflection and the need to reorganise ourselves to get involved in the Democratic process with the view to set the Nation on the road to recovery.

“The Decision to get Nigeria Working from this Moribund and Mechanistic Level is in our Thumbs and neither in the Bombs nor the bullets rate of Unemployment, and wanton looting.

“The celebration of today’s anniversary calls for a sober reflection and the need to reorganise ourselves to get involved in the Democratic process with the view to set the Nation on the road to recovery.

“The Decision to get Nigeria Working from this Moribund and Mechanistic Level is in our Thumbs and neither in the Bombs nor the bullets. “The Movement of The People (M.O.P) has now given every Nigerian of voting age the Political platform to chose credible leaders across the 36 States and 774 Local Government of the federation.

“In 1960, the poverty level was at 15% but today, it is 50% thereby making the Giant of Africa the poverty capital of the world.

“In Fela Anikulapo’s voice: As time de go things just de bad, poor man de cry.

“May the Legendary Abami Eda’s soul continue to rest in peace!

The ongoing voters registration exercise is the starting point and all eligible Nigerians must get their voter’s card as the 2023 election has given us an ample opportunity as a people to collectively unite using the M.O.P as a platform to dislodge dealers called leaders.

“Be rest assured that the M.O.P. has all it takes to take Nigeria to an enviable height as we have all it takes to be a prosperous Nation. “Join M.O.P today for a better Nigeria. Our manifesto and vision for the Nigeria Nation are Developmentally focused and Issues based.

“Together we can collectively rise to build the Nigeria of our dream. “Till I come your way again, I remain yours faithfully in struggle; “Seun Kuti, Movement Of the people (M.O.P) Protem Chairman.”

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