AMBASSADORS OF PEACE AND SOCIAL WELFARE
This presentation is aimed to be an appraisal of the current policies and reforms of
the incumbent administration.
But the focal point refocused itself on our response to these issues and not the issues themselves. Hence, the need to conclude with
lessons drawn from terrible outcome of similar misconceived responses in a kin case
of Libya, Iraq and Syria.
But then, some countries trampled over similar centripetal
challenges and positively moved their way up to egalitarian dreams through revived
national interest, such positive triumphant cases like Russia, China and Singapore
draw our attention as positive models.
Nigeria as a young nation has series of diverse political and economic experience in
its sixty (60) years of nationhood. Its brief six (6) years’ experience in Confederalism
ended terribly with wide crises in the “wild west” and association of political leaders
in the majority north. But on the economic and administrative side, it was
successfully agrarian and yield institutions including a University.
Efforts to steer the country away from confederalism into unitary system plugged
the country into further crises culminating in the death of the then commander in
The function between the centripetal and centrifugal forces exec cerebrated into a
full-fledged civil war that lasted up to two (2) years. This terrible national tragedy
reawakens the humanity in us into tripartite national policies. Reconciliation,
Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction (How far have these three (3) Rs being imbibed
remain to be proved: but this national bond and consciousness brought about strong
institutions that survived such as, the National Youth Service Corps/NYSC).
But then, the strike of tragedy continued with a coup and further attempted coup
the assassinated the then Head of State.
However, the military that survived finally
handed over the regime to a Federal Constitution with extra-ordinary very strong
Federal Decree (Acts) such as the Land Use Act which have strongly survived to date.
Unfortunately, the Federal Constitution that was put in place after ten (10) years
of military adventure also fell back into tragedy that lasted th