Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has urged Nigerians to desist from idolising corrupt leaders with honours.
Oyintiloye, who is the House Committee Chairman on Information and Strategy, in a statement issued in Osogbo on Monday, also advised the populace against idolising corrupt leaders with honours.
The lawmaker, in his message on the nation’s 56th independence anniversary, said that it was imperative for Nigerians, irrespective of their religious, ethnic or political leanings, to re-dedicate themselves to the cause of nation building.
He said though, the anniversary was worthy of celebration, it also called for sober reflection and renewed commitment to the ideal of nation building.
“We Nigerians, more than ever, needed to be truthful in the conduct of governance and political leadership to be able to fulfil the vision of the founding fathers.
“Unless we are truthful, open and sincere, probe our thoughts and our ways, it will be tough to break out of the limitations and circle of under development.
“Osun Assembly identified the need for proper and long term developmental planning that will serve as guiding light for the country to achieve the vision of the founding fathers,” Oyintiloye said.
According to him, the challenges facing the nation is not only at the economic front.
“It requires that we change our attitudes by investing in the nation resources through development of this potential as well as purchase of home made products.
“Essential components of patriotism to re-build the nation is for Nigerians to dream Nigeria, live, buy and eat Nigerian products.
“While I commend all arms of government for doing its best to salvage the economy, there is need for leaders to lead by examples, eschew bitterness, nepotism, blame game and other tendencies that may distract the nation from actualising its set goal.
“Loyalty and love for the nation must be rebuilt, we must inspire hope in the youths and citizenry at large, and necessary sacrifice must be made,” the lawmaker advised.