Nigeria Marks 25th Democracy Day

Democracy Day 2024 celebration

Today, Nigerians celebrate silver anniversary of Democracy rule since 1999. We have transited from military rule into democracy for the past twenty-five years, as Nigeria Marks 25th Democracy Day.

Our Democracy Journey

Nigerians have witnessed five solid administration under two political parties in 25 years of democracy. The era of Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’adua, Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammadu Buhari and President Bola Tinubu.

The PDP and the APC administrations in Nigeria were gazed with numerous opportunities and challenges, with seamless transition in more than two decades.

In our journey of democracy, we have been ruled by two former military Generals: The era of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd) and Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd). Their leadership was occasioned with seasoned opportunities, fairness and untold hardship to the people.

What have Nigeria achieved for the past 25 years after 63 years of Independence? We have a strong government policies under vision 2020, now updated to be Vision 2050.

Let our leaders of thought implement the policies that will boost the dying economy, especially energy sector.

The exchange rate has collapsed major aspect of the economy. The value of our naira has dwindled severally. Corruption has become part of our democratic processes.

Unemployment has it root in corruption and poor implementation of government policies. The current increment in fuel had doubled the unemployment rate, far above what other government could not reach.

“Reviving the economy will change the status quo as a developing nation. For over six decades, Nigeria has remained a developing nation without adequate government bill and policies to curtain it.”

Enough of ‘title leadership’ style in Africa democracy. Africa has long been considered as a developing continent. Let us rise and build our great continent.

Nigeria as the richest black Nation in the world must take its stand, and break out of the obscurity of poor technological advancement.

Our power system should be overhaul to build the economy. Let the government invest more in solar systems to enhance the power sector. The population of over 250 million people with inadequate power supply has put many Nigerians into living below the poverty level.

Let us reflect on the vision of our founding fathers toward building a strong and prosperous Nation, blessed with numerous resources and technocrats.

Happy 25th Silver Democracy Celebration!

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