By Adewumi Faniran
The Ayedero of Yorubaland and former House of Representatives member, Mr Shina Peller, has called on the Nigerian government at all levels to create a more enabling environment for citizens to thrive in their various businesses and fields.
Mr Peller made this call while congratulating Super Eagles and Nigerians for defeating Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the semi-final match played Wednesday to qualify for the final match of the African Cup of Nations 2023.
While commending the entire Super Eagles team for their resilience, courage and fighting spirit from the beginning of the tournament till the moment, the former federal lawmaker acknowledged the impressive leadership role demonstrated by the captain, William Troost-Ekong, from the beginning of the tournament to the last match.
He noted that Captain Ekong has leadership ability to observe his colleagues, communicate with them in different ways, charge, correct and encourage them to press on in each match played.
Also, Ayedero observed that almost everyone in every part of the country, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation, is so happy to identify with Nigeria and celebrate the victory with fellow Nigerians, notwithstanding the challenges being confronted with. He added that it is a testament to the fact that majority of Nigerians are patriots who want the best for their country.
In addition, the Oke Ogun-born businessman cum politician argued that the majority of Nigerians love Nigeria passionately, noting that what they clamour for is an enabling environment for them to thrive.
He, therefore, called on the government at all levels to leverage the momentum being enjoyed by all to make decisions and policies that will further strengthen Nigeria as a nation and unite all as a people.
In the same vein, he stressed the need for the government to focus on enhancing farming business which argued will bring about food security. He also advocated for the well-being and safety of the farmers and by extension, Nigerians.