OPINION: Are we really facing grave life-threatening problems in Nigeria?
Millions of Nigerians were facing “grave life-threatening problems”.
This is the time for individuals at various arms of government to focus on how to improve the welfare of the citizens.
The elected leaders would be considered irresponsible if they cannot address the nation’s “life-threatening problems.
The public officers also need to collaborate on how they would not fail Nigerians who had given them the opportunity to serve at the high leadership levels.
We all know, our nation has millions of extremely poor people, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened employment and poverty.
We have huge deficits in infrastructure, many children are out of school. If that is our context, we will be callous and irresponsible if our leaders don’t come together, work together to sort out these grave life-threatening problems our people have to confront every day.
It is time to focus on what our leaders have been elected or appointed to do. This is the welfare of the people. The law and practice as between parliament and executive is a means to an end not an end to itself. The means must not jeopardise the end.