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At 79th Birthday: Nigeria Will Survive Its Challenges, Says Gen. Bajowa

Prince (Gen.) Olu Bajowa, (rtd.) and his wife, HRH Princess Barr. Oluyemi Bajowa, Regent of Ayeka kingdom, during the cutting of 79th birthday cake of Gen. Bajowa, held at his residence in London, on Friday.

Gen . Olu Bajowa (Rtd) has expressed optimism that Nigeria will soon overcome the challenges she is facing now, saying that her economic and political challenges will ease off in the course of time.

The retired Army General called for devolution of power and drastic reduction of the expensive cost of governance in the country.

Bajowa, the former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, stated this at the cutting of his 79th birthday cake on Friday in his residence in London.

He said that Nigeria as a country is blessed with all it takes to be a great nation.

According to him, Nigeria is endowed with human and natural resources to be the giant of Africa and indeed the black race.

He added that the only major problem of the country was leadership since independence which according to him had  made Nigeria to come behind other independent nations like Malaysia.

“I do not share the prophecy of doom propounded in certain quarters of the polity.

“Our problems today are self imposed. Our founding fathers  fashioned for the country a constitution based on federalism.

He, therefore, lent his voice to devolution of power with radical cuts in the cost of governance, saying otherwise, corruption would continue to fester at an exponential rate.

Bajowa, who is also  Jagunmolu of Ikaleland,  thanked and gave glory to God for the blessing and protection over the years.

He asked God for another one year to be added to his age so as to live to celebrate his 80th birthday come 2020.

The Jagunmolu enjoined his children to be good character and be loyal citizens of Nigeria, saying that is the only country they have.

He, therefore, thanked his family, particularly his wife, Princess Oluyemi, who is the Regent of Ayeka kingdom, for their help, care and devotion to make him age gracefully.


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