Good Governance, Constitutional Review, Unity, Key In Nation Building-Nwajiuba

By Cliffsimeon Akalonu

The Honorable Minister of State for Education, Hon. Dr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has stated that good governance, constitutional review, and unity, are key In nation building.

He stated this recently at the National Youth Congress Lecture with the theme: “Nigerian Democratic System and Good Governance; the Journey so Far”..

Addressing the youths of Nigeria, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba stated that the theme of this lecture was not only current, but also thought provoking.

He said that, “as we all live in a political environment, that is both a product of our social and economic realities, it has however become expideint to discuss democractic tendencies of our country, Nigeria”.

Hon. Nwajiuba went down memory lane to recount the journey so far, since 1999, commending many constitutional scholars like Prof Ben Nwabueze, and activists like Baba Akande “who, without the military, birthed the 1979 constitution, as their recommendations was wholesome in the adoption of the 1979 constitution with minor amendments to number of states and local governments.

Dr. Nwajiuba said,” those who feel economically and socio -culturally dissatisfied, opt for a chance to say governance has failed. Many of our citizens are investing a lot of time arguing over structure and restructuring, Powers devolving or evolving, True and false federations, who wrote or who did not write the Constitution”.

He stressed the need for restructuring which has become a recurring decimal in the nation’s political space, highlighting some of the structures in government to include, governance structure in the country.

He stated “that all parts of the country are unhappy about their economic condition only confirms that none is getting enough of what they desire.”

He stressed that “managing the expectations and aspirations of the people against the resources available in the face of the world economic system is the challenge that will always be present with Nigerians unless we apply our wits over our tribal differences, which has trivialized our developmental difficulties and focus”.

Nwajiuba, commended President Muhammad Buhari whom, according to him, has done a very good job of using extremely limited resources to correct a sliding nation in just 6 years and is poised to tie up few nuts and bolts in the remaining 23 months of his tenure.

He prayed the youths to embrace democracy, which he reasoned, is still the only available option for a united Nigeria.

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