Written by Ateed YUSUF

In Abuja, academics review 20 years of governance in Nigeria

Political science lecturers from the North Central Zone have converge on Abuja to review the 20 years of democracy and governance in the country.

Speaking at the 2nd annual conference, the HOD department of political science and International relations University of Abuja, Prof. James Jacob, said the essence of the event was  avail the participants the opportunity to  brainstorm on the journey of the nation's democracy 20 years after.

Also lending his voice, the President of Nigerian political Science Association, NPSA, Professor Aloysius-Michaels Okolie has called for complete overhaul of the method of practicing democracy in Nigeria to ensure that the system of government develops in a manner where it will benefit the country.

Okolie remarked that Nigeria has been gradually guided into democratic reversals arising from government deficits, the proliferation of hopelessness and haplessness among its citizens.

He argued that the nation’s political actors and members of the ruling class have unduly benefited from the faulty aspects of democracy that was foisted on Nigerians and are ensuring that nothing will be done to change the statuesque so long as it remains gainful to the benefiting  class.

In their contributions respectively, Pof. Hassan Saliu and Prof. Eugene Aliegbu, tasked political parties to promote internal democracy just as they mentioned inadequate manpower, logistics and insecurity remained the major challenges for conducting free and credible elections in the country.

Earlier, the Vice-chancellor, of UniAbuja Prof. Abdulrasheed Na'Allah represented by the dean faculty of social science, Prof. Yusuf Zoaka tasked the participants to come out with a communique that would enhance good governance in Nigeria.

The event was organised by the Nigerian Political Science Association, NPSA, in collaboration with the department of political science and International relations of University of Abuja.

 

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