Members of the House of Representatives, Shina Peller, says he is dedicating his life to nation-building as he clocks 44.
Mr Peller wrote a lengthy message posted on Instagram on Thursday in celebration of his birthday.
“It’s my 44th birthday today. And as I reminisce, I’m filled with immense gratitude for having the opportunity to impact lives and humanity, with a greater sense of consciousness that the best is yet to come,” he wrote.
The legislator added: “I have thus decided to make nation-building my life’s purpose. I want every young person to join me, whether you are young or young at heart, we cannot achieve the Nigeria of our dreams by being divided along religious, ethnic, social or even political lines.”
Peller urged Nigerian youths to use their talents in making the nation proud.
“We have to come together to effect social change but we need to change our ORIENTATION in this country first. We need to re-establish a merit-based system across the country and we need to end bigotry. A lot of young people have given up on project Nigeria, but I see hope, I see opportunity and I believe that Nigeria will become a superpower within my lifetime,” he added.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way and manner we live and do things. It has also exposed our infrastructural voids and it has revealed the urgency for achieving the SDGs. Things won’t be the same again.
“The post-COVID-19 era comes with a different challenge and presents fresh opportunities. And I see fertile ground for young Nigerians to use their abundant talents to mould the kind of country they deserve.”
Peller owns the popular Club Quilox in Victoria Island, Lagos which was temporarily shut down last December over noise pollution and traffic congestion.