The greatest injustice was inflicted on Nigeria by those who took it upon themselves to truncate people's government. After series of coups and counter coups these self-styled crusaders have done nothing but entrenched in the system the very same problem they set out to eradicate on a scale unimaginable.
The years of dictatorships in Nigeria witnessed dark days when human rights and dignity were
During the dictatorships, these so called anti-corruption crusaders in uniforms fattened on the Nigeria bleeding economy. We know of Dictators and their cronies that have mansions and numerous foreign bank accounts with huge deposits. We know at the last days of Nigeria dictatorships the Head of State could order any amount of money on a slip of paper from the Central Bank of Nigeria for his personal use.
We know of an ex-dictator who was later enthroned as the 'president' with less than 30,000 Naira rich but left office as one of the richest Africans.The genesis of corruption in Nigeria is one for the history book. Nigeria was ruled by series of dictatorships longer than the elected representative government. The dictatorships ingrained the culture of corruption as never seen in Nigeria.
The truncation of Nigeria young democracy by these self-styled anti corruption crusaders was a serious blow and heinous crimes against our republic. They usurp peoples' power and seized on their moments to enrich themselves through their dishonest and illegal behaviors. Those years of bondage under the dictatorships laid the foundation for the Nigeria corrupt system. They entrenched the culture of corruption into the Nigeria value system.
Solution to Nigeria Corruption
Democracy ! Democracy ! Democracy ! Democracy !
The government of the people, by the people and for the people has proven to be the antecedent to modernization and economic and social emancipation in the free and civilized worlds. A government that is accountable to the people through transparency and vibrancy. A government that embraces the freedom of expression and association as guaranteed by the constitution where all citizens have equal representation and equal rights under the law. A look at the world economic superpowers have proven that democratic systems work. USSR collapsed and fell apart because communism was less effective and inferior to democracy. China is making subtle baby steps towards political changes. It is a matter of time before China becomes more democratic; otherwise their economic growth cannot and will not continue without an enabling democratic environment that promote human rights and the freedom of speech, and the freedom to innovate.
|President Goodluck Jonathan|
This administration is the best and the closest to a democracy we have ever had in Nigeria. The citizens rights to freedom of speech and association have never been better in the history of Nigeria.
At every ballot box, Nigerians will determine their future. We the people and the defenders of our democracy will stand together to ensure that Nigeria will never, ever go back to the dark ages.