Kudos To Uninterrupted Nigeria’s Democracy At 15


May 29, 2014 is exactly fifteen (15) years Nigerians witness democratic government without any form of interruption.

The nation’s democratic processes have suffered much in the hands of the military administrators. Since 1999 atleast Nigerians have gone to polls three (3) times to elect leaders who administer the affairs of the country.

By next February eligible Nigerians will also go to polls to vote for politicians that seeking for various elective positions that will pilot the affairs of this country in the next four (4) years.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has commenced issuing permanent voters’ cards, which show the readiness of the electoral body to conduct general election in 2015.

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has assured Nigerians that despite the crisis facing some parts of the country, elections would hold next year as scheduled.

Nigeria is passing through turbulent time as Boko Haram, dreaded and radical Islamic sect unleashing mayhem on some parts of the country especially the Northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram has created so much havoc in the country, due to their continuous bombings Abductions and killings. Nigerians are now living in fears because they do not know what will become of them in the next few seconds.

Our security agents are not helping matters, as the faceless Boko Haram has infiltrated into the entire Nigeria’s security system.

The kidnap of over two hundred female students from the Government Girls Secondary, Chibok, Borno State was a big blow to the nation.

In the past few weeks women and other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are protesting the non release of the abducted female students.

Beside series of protests greeting the abduction, churches and mosques are also organizing prayer sessions for the release of the girls. The Federal Government does not relent its efforts in relocating the missing students.

As Nigerians celebrate this year’s Democracy Day, there is need for our policy makers to reflect on things that are challenging the nation and to proffer lasting solutions.

We are not happy, the way and the manner in which things are going on the country. It is our opinion that every sector of the country needs to be restructured for effective service delivery.

If the government allows things to go the way they are now, in no distant time there will be problems that nobody will be able to contain them. That will thwart all efforts to ensure national integration and cohesion. ###

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