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Independence Day: I remain optimistic that Nigeria’s future will be better than the past says Joke Silva

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Joke Silva, ace Nollywood actress, says she remains optimistic that Nigeria’s future will be better than the past.

 
The award-winning actress spoke on Friday on the occasion of the country’s 61st Independence Day celebration.
In an Instagram post, Silva, who is married to Olu Jacobs, another ace actor, also urged Nigerians to do “what we can individually” to make the country better.


“Will it get better? I believe so. Our past must never be better than our future,” she wrote.


“So we refuse to lose hope; Do what we can individually to make today better than yesterday. Happy Independence celebrations.”


The multiple-award winner recently celebrated her 60th birthday and 40 years in the country’s movie industry.


President Muhammadu Buhari delivered a nationwide address on several issues of national importance earlier on Friday to mark Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary. 

 
In his speech, Buhari said the past 18 months have been the most difficult period in the history of the country.


He added that he doubts that the country has experienced such challenges since the civil war.


He also addressed the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria and how the country defied the prediction of doom about the pandemic.


Buhari said no administration since 1999 has done what his administration has done in six years to put the country back on the right track.