Thursday, February 22, 2024

EXPERTS CALL ON NIGERIANS TO HOLD GOVT ACCOUNTABLE

Nigerians have been asked to hold the government accountable for failed or unimplemented programmes and policies

Director, Center for Social Justice, Eze Onyekpere, said this on Thursday in a public awareness programme to mark the 2020 social justice day.

Speaking at the event, Eze Onyekpere called on the citizens to be proactive and not wait on the government.

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According to him, inequality in Nigeria is a product of policy choices and laws that have been implemented and yet to be implemented.

He also said Nigeria can have a well financed and balanced budget without having to borrow, if the resources of the country are managed and used judiciously.

Also speaking at the event, the assistant director, National Orientation Agency FCT Directorate Mrs chinwe Karoa said citizens are the determinants of their fundamental rights and should hold the government accountable for its actions.

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On bridging the gap on injustice she advised citizens to vote for capable leaders at every level of government, especially the local government, explaining that the electorate should vote those who would serve and lead, and whom they can engage and relate with.

The event was organized by the Loyal Magnificent Compatriot Club of Nigeria in collaboration with National Orientation Agency to sensitize Nigerians on what their responsibilities are in ensuring social balance against the backdrop of the world social injustice day

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