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Igbo in Kaduna say Nigeria not truly independent

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[FILES] Kaduna. PHOTO: YouTube

Citizens express dismay over governance
Members of the Igbo community in Kaduna State have criticised the human rights posture of the Federal Government, saying that Nigeria can only be truly independent when the government is truly democratic.

The President-General Igbo Community Welfare Association (ICWA), Kaduna State, Chief Chris Nnoli, emphasised that for human dignity to be fully restored, the judicially and the rule of law must be respected by every institution.

Speaking to journalists on Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary, Nnoli, who is also the Deputy President-General of the Igbo in Northern States and Abuja, described the rule of law as central to the success of every democratic system of government.

Meanwhile, a cross-section of Nigerians has expressed disappointment over governance in the country.

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The CEO of Lucid View, Dr. Emurotu Edafe, described as saddening that Nigerians suffer in the midst of plenty, adding that the systems have failed.

“Many blame the foundations on which the country was formed, but I don’t think that’s the problem. I think the problem is the nonchalant attitude of Nigerians. When you see an approach isn’t working, you adopt another; but that’s not the case with Nigerians,” he said.

Also speaking, Head of Biomedical Engineering, Afriglobal Medicare, Femi Kayode, described the disregard for the rule of law as a stepping stone to anarchy, urging political leaders to lead by example.

The Proprietress of De Joyland Schools in Lagos, Mrs. Abimbola Osagie, urged government to invest more in the education sector.


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