63rd Independence: Nigeria Needs A National Vision

Odili Ogochukwu –

The Federal Government of Nigeria, since 1960, could not put in place a national concept that a successive administration can adopt irrespective of political affiliation as the nation celebrates its 63rd independence anniversary.

This is likened to the absence of a sustainable national idea to facilitate policy implementation and programs of the government.

At 63, Nigeria has so little to boast of. Avarice and sentiments have driven the nation’s politicians to put a square peg in a round hole leaving the citizens in disarray.

The organized labor had embarked on a warning strike on September 05, 2023, in protest against the despairs of Nigerians due to the expulsion of the fuel subsidy in May 2023.

What is the Nigerian government celebrating? A country endowed with oil and gas cannot afford a refinery, yet the executive and legislatures service the most expensive convoy in the universe.

At the time of filing this report, the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have put forth an industrial action in response to the glitches in the country’s economy.

Organized labor is perceived to be the mouthpiece of the workforce and the conscience of the nation. Fuel subsidy cessation was a thorn in the flesh of common Nigerians.

Hardship was known in the country during the first tenure of former president Mohammed Buhari and throughout his second term. President Bola Asiwaju Tinubu who could have lessened the woes becomes a salt on the wound.

October 01, 2023, Nigerians groan in hardship and demand good governance from desperate political leaders who are insensitive to the plights of the common people.

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