Nigeria still battling with structural development -Ihekwoaba

Dr Benjamin Ihekwoaba

An Imo State-based public affairs analyst, Dr Benjamin Ihekwoaba, has hinted that Nigeria has nothing to celebrate at 60years of independence.
He stated this in a chat with newsmen, on this year’s independence ceremony.
He noted that the country was still grappling with issues of poor infrastructure, electricity, education and fragile security network, including gross human rights abuses, adding that a country with such litany of challenges at 60, has nothing to celebrate.
Dr Ihekwoaba pointed out that the problem of Nigeria is the lack of ideological leaders and public embezzlement mentality, adding that the country will not grow with such kind of leaders.
He averred that successive administrations in the country contributed to destroying the unity of the country through its armchair ane tribal driven policies and enjoined public officers to always be accountable to the people.
He, however, asserted that there is still hope for Nigerian youths even as he encouraged them to stay away from social vices and other acts capable of destroying their future.
On the issue of SARS, he expressed regrets that officials of the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigerian police have turned into a gang of citizens’ oppressors, adding that the same people they are supposed to protect are being harassed by the same people.
He noted that total disbandment of SARS will go a long way to restoring the confidence of Nigerians on the police.
He commended the IG of police for acting promptly to yearnings of the masses against the brutality of operatives of SARS and asked him to extend such reformation on other like mind officers.


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