Agbonlahor said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.
He said Nigerians should have faith in God and in themselves for a better turnaround of the country.
The legal practitioner said Nigeria’s 62nd independence should not to be marked with gloom, but with a cheerful heart, full of hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Although Agbonlahor noted that all had not been rosy with the country, he, however, said that Nigerians had cause to be thankful, especially for the privilege of being alive.
All these notwithstanding, he said that Nigeria was still ahead of other African countries in so many areas.
“We have abundance of untapped natural resources richly endowed and even though, we may tend to have setbacks, things will change for the better.
“Despite the unpredictability of social and economic outcomes, people should strive to stay positive in order to attract the best into their lives.
“Nigerians are known for their patience and resilience in the face of adversity and these are what have been keeping the people of this country going,’’ he said.
The legal practitioner explained that at this time of the year, the best thing for Nigerians to do was to cultivate the attitude of gratitude for the gift of life.
He said that no matter what people were passing through in terms of trying to survive economically, their personal struggles with the multifarious elements in their personal lives were more compelling.
Agbonlahor said that maintaining the right demeanor and disposition was more important than trying to change the current trend.
He said that exercising their franchise at the 2023 polls by voting for the candidate of their choice was another way of satisfying their crave for change.
“I think what Nigerians need to understand is that nobody will impose a leader on them and that whoever they vote for will be the caliber of leadership they will experience.
“Leaders have the onerous task and responsibility of fulfilling their promises to the people who elected them into office and as such, they are nothing but servants of the people,’’ he said.
According to him, leadership starts from the home, adding that political leadership is paramount due to high stakes and responsibilities involved.
While describing governance as a collective responsibility, people can join hands to help the country by coming up with sustainable ideas and creativity on how to move the country forward,” he added.