The basis for true civilization is the respect for law and order. Due process and the rule of law, features prominently in the lexicon of societies all over the world.
Indeed, unstable power supply, lack of good roads, declining standard of education, unreliable health care delivery, high unemployment rate and insecurity are just some of the challenges threatening the diminishing hopes of Nigerians, who before this time, had high expectations.
The myriad of challenges persist because the political class are in short supply of Democrats, who possess finesse and are willing to embrace the culture of Democracy and the rule of law.
At a point in time in Nigeria’s history, the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari was the Presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party(ANPP), while a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar was the standard bearer of the Action Congress(AC). The stake holders of the coalition are now singing different tunes.
Indeed, constitutional Democracy is a vital tool for a stable united Nigeria, with emphasis on unity in diversity.
This line of thought recommends that the of leaders of each ethnic group should have a basic willingness to engage in cooperative efforts with the leaders of other segments in a spirit of moderation and compromise, while still retaining the support and loyalty of their own followers.
The commitment of leaders of all ethnic segments to the continued unity of the country becomes crucial and debatable.
Without doubt unity is synonymous with the safety of lives and property, in a workers’ friendly environment. With this in mind, it would not be wrong to call for the restructuring of the Nigeria Police Force by Government and at the same time, it is high time workers restructured their trade unions for better results.
In the present dispensation, a major characteristic of governance at all tiers, is the constant abuse of power.
Sadly, over the years, the servant leadership ideology has failed to take root in the country’s national life, with political and public office holders as prominent actors.
However, Nigerians are hoping that sometime very soon, political and public office holders will reconsider their present positions, and become servants of the people. Maybe.