The Nigerian Society

Nigeria: they call her ‘Giant of Africa’; Nigeria is the most populous country in the African continent with a population of over 200 million people. Nigeria is a western African country sharing boundaries with Benin Republic to the west and Cameroon to the south. Got her independence in 1960 and became a republican nation in 1963. The country has moved from military rule and now into democratic rule.

Today the big question is: I Nigeria really the giant of Africa? There are several challenges facing the country ranging from insecurity, poor economy, bad governance, poor infrastructures among others. The bane of the Nigerian polity has simply remained poor governance. This is evident in the quality of leaders who rig their ways into elective offices without the necessary skills and qualifications, weak economic policies, corruption in high rate, irresponsive to security of lives and properties, low and poor infrastructural development across the nation just to mention a few.

The high crime rate in the country, erratic power supply, insecurity; kidnaping, insurgency, and terrorism has further help to prevent foreign investors from coming to invest in the rich oil nation. A land flowing with abundant mineral resource and yet recently declared the poverty headquarters of the world is shocking and alarming. Over the years government has paid keen attention to the oil sector leaving out other sectors like agriculture to suffer. They only pay lip service to the agricultural sector.

If only we can get the elections of quality and qualified personnel into offices, then we can really take our rightful place the global world. We must shun tribalism and sectionalism, religion and party affiliations in order to get this right. Respect for the rule of law regardless of the offender. Total independence of key agencies especially those charged to fight corruption and elections among others.

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