Nigeria At 51:
Executive, Actress Seek Improved Infrastructure, Piracy Battle
By Amadi, Gilbert
The managing director of Gelo Integrated Services Nigeria
Limited, Ambassador Godfrey Eruaha has urged the federal
government under the leadership of Dr Goodluck Jonathan to gear
up on education and other infrastructure to make the country
achieve her goals.
Addressing newsmen at the Port Harcourt International Airport,
Omagwa, Rivers State recently, he said that Nigeria has achieved
little as she marks 51 years of freedom, but thanked God for
leading the nation through, describing the celebration as
He maintained that, as a concerned citizen, he appreciates the
country and is always proud of Nigeria irrespective of the state
of insecurity which would soon come to rest because no condition
“Last year, the country clocked 50 years and today, we are 51
years, and so it would be in terms of development”, he said,
adding that when he was in Port Harcourt City Local Government
and saw people celebrating, he was impressed that Nigeria is
going towards a fine climax.
Amb Eruaha who hails from Delta
State, said he has empowered about 800 youths on fabrication,
appealing to all to pray for leaders of the country, especially
the president because no one has power of his own, by praying to
God to give them wisdom and the capacity to lead.
In the area of security, he said no one is perfect except God,
urging all to provide information to security agents because Dr
Jonathan is only one person leading a large country like Nigeria
with great population.
In the same vein, an actress, Mrs Ngozi Ezeonu who described
Nigeria as a country made of milk and honey said leaders should
try to circulate resources to all nooks and crannies as people
are still malnourished.
She also stated that insecurity is the only problem that has
made her very sad as she prays to God to help the country.
Speaking on the movie industry, Mrs Ezeonu identified piracy as
a very big threat that has made the industry handicapped,
calling on the federal government and corporate bodies to invest
in the movie industry just as other nations do and reduce the
menace of piracy by punishing those who see it as a profession.