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Nigeria’s challenges products of complex past, says Sanwo-Olu

By Gbenga Salau, Jesutomi Akomolafe and Waliat Musa
30 September 2021   |   4:02 am
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the present challenges facing the country, including secessionist calls, are products of complex and complicated past.

Sanwo-Olu. Photo/FACEBOOK/ jidesanwooluofficial

Urges secessionists to retreat
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the present challenges facing the country, including secessionist calls, are products of complex and complicated past.
   
The governor noted that Nigeria’s political leadership tussle and trajectory are by no means unique, urging secessionists to retreat.
 
Sanwo-Olu, who stated this, yesterday, at a lecture during the 83rd anniversary of Ikoyi Club 1938, titled, “Present, Past and Future”, said that in few days’ time, Nigeria would celebrate its 61st anniversary as an independent country and it should be an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future of the country.
   


Sanwo-Olu said critical stakeholders could and also must learn from the past of others to guide the present and create a future that is even better than what the country envisaged, saying: “That is yet another important link between past, present and future; the ability to assess deeply, and learn, and adapt behaviour in light of that learning.”
 
Earlier, Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Publication, Mr. Lanre Idowu, gave a comprehensive historical journey of how the club started and the transformational changes it has experienced till date.
 
Also, Chairman, Ikoyi Club 1938, Mr. Adedamola Mumuney, noted that the club remains incontrovertibly the prime choice among many seekers of recreation and sporting centres for multi-racial harmony, outstanding facilities, serene ambiance and governance that works peacefully and effectively.