While modern civilization looks up to Nigeria to lead the way for the rise of the Sun in Africa, Nigeria continues to fail in sustaining the faith on any front.
Participants at a Lamprace Webinar on the “Nigeria 2023 Question” were agreed that Nigeria remains that “curl of an equation,’ the solution of which is expedient to resolving the Africa quagmire.
Africa remains populous and strong, only impotent to wield its strength.
In the observation of the participants, as reported by the Dean of Lamprace, Emeka Ike, the statistics for Nigeria do not look pretty.
“The economy is in near total collapse; education suffers arrested development; crime, violence and terrorism have hit fever peak; unemployment soars and puts sustained pressure on crime; the national infrastructure is comatose; poverty has become institutionalized; corruption is on a jet ride; and about thirty parallels of latitude separate national unity and ethnic shields.”
Democracy, as a boat, has proved ineffective for lifting a majority of lives in Nigeria. The hopelessness is such that many would root for a disruption of democracy. Surely, however, there is no politician that is imbecilic enough to want a military coup again in Nigeria.
So, it is to politics and democracy, that the search for that person with the ‘touch glory’ would revolve.
2023 provides another opportunity for Nigeria to remake its politics, as to liberate transformational governance and reassert itself as the hope for Africa.
Who would it be for Nigeria’s Aso Rock in 2023?
While proffering nuanced views on Nigeria’s Best for 2023, the Webinar was united in providing an Identikit to serve as compass for search for 2023.
In the consensus achieved at the Webinar, the Identikit for Nigeria’s President in 2023 was illustrated as: “that human bundle of creative imagination soaked in a deep well of character, and seized of the “magma passion” for the Nigeria transformation.”
Participants counselled the Nigerian voting public to look beyond the parties – big or small – and close religious and ethnicity ranks to “locate and arrest” this human treasure for Aso Rock for 2023.
Participants were also united in warning that 2023 may signal, for Nigeria, the end of giving democracy the benefit of the doubt.