Nigeria’s Democracy Day: A Call to Critical Citizenship and Sustainable Development

By Elaigwu Blessing
June 12th marks a pivotal moment in Nigeria’s history – Democracy Day. As we celebrate this milestone, let us remember that democracy is not just a destination, but a journey. A journey that requires active citizenship, critical thinking, and a commitment to sustainable development.

For too long, Nigeria has been plagued by corruption, inequality, and environmental degradation. But we have the power to change Nthis narrative. We have the power to demand better governance, to hold our leaders accountable, and to drive sustainable development.

Critical citizenship is not just about voting; it’s about being an informed and engaged citizen. It’s about demanding transparency and accountability from our leaders. It’s about advocating for policies that promote sustainable development and social justice.

Sustainable development is not just a buzzword; it’s a imperative. It’s about ensuring that our economic growth is environmentally sustainable, socially just, and economically inclusive. It’s about investing in renewable energy, promoting sustainable agriculture, and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.

As we celebrate Democracy Day, let us recommit to the values of critical citizenship and sustainable development. Let us work together to build a Nigeria that is just, equitable, and prosperous for all. A Nigeria where every citizen has access to quality education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. A Nigeria where our environment is protected, and our natural resources are harnessed for the greater good.

The power is in our hands. Let us seize it, and build a brighter future for ourselves and future generations.

Happy Democracy Day, Nigeria!

Comrade Elaigwu Blessing writes from Abuja

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