The ailing Nigeria democracy will bounce back if the clinical solution proffered by the Civil Society Organizations is anything to go by.
Speaking the Executive Director of Citizens Center for Integrated Development and Social Rights, CCIDESOR, Obidi Mgbemena noted that there is need to critically analyze and address the ailing democratic practice in the country, especially in the South-East with a view to making it work.
He posited the democracy clinic being championed by CCIDESOR across the southeast serves as an avenue to expose the bad democratic conditions, and put heads together to bring effective ideas for a better and healthy society.
He spoke further on the need for citizens to be interested on how the state funds are utilized, and always demand for transparency and accountability. Mgbemena stressed on the importance of economic literacy as a stepping stone towards economic growth. He also stated that the fundamental problem is that the little funds allocated to the south-east is being mismanaged by our public officers.
He stated that it is an obligation on the part of the government to protect and promote the rights of every citizen. He therefore insisted that citizens should never hesitate to voice their concerns when these conditions are not met. He encouraged all to always try to have access to the budget, so as to know what to expect from the administration.