The majority of its citizens believe that at age 61, it is extremely important that the nation’s levels of government work in the direction of infrastructure and economic development to stimulate growth and quality of life.
Basic amenities and services such as water, roads, electricity, housing, health facilities, sewers, public lighting, playgrounds, transportation, among others, remain insufficient.
Experts believe that with the change in the age structure of the Nigerian population, the authorities should pay more attention to the dividends of democracy.
It is believed that no country can progress if it does not adequately serve young people. According to the National Statistics Office (NBS), the unemployment rate is 33.3 percent.
Experts are of the opinion that if 50,000 business owners can employ 3 to 4 people, the consequence would be 150,000 to 200,000 new jobs per year.
This, in addition to skills acquisition programs, as well as the hiring of competent citizens in federal and state ministries, departments and agencies, will reduce unemployment.
The Buhari administration has a number of Social Investment Programs (SIP): N-Power, Government Enterprise and Empower Program (GEEP), Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and Home Grown School Feeding Program (HGSF).
However, GEEP, a microcredit intervention for merchants, artisans, youth, farmers and women, is the only initiative that can help beneficiaries to involve more hands.
But it is believed that even GEEP funding should be increased, as it provides loans between N10,000 and N100,000 per month, indicating that this proportion can be doubled so that those who benefit can pay the staff they hire.
They believe that investors will always consider countries where they don’t have to worry about their safety, access roads, traffic jams, volatility, host community harassment, violent clashes, power outages, high capacity generators and diesel.
In his anniversary message, renowned attorney Mike Ozekhome expressed his sadness at the events in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Senior Counsel (SAN) advised everyone to observe Independence Day in a solemn and sad state of mind.
He regretted how citizens die of hunger, poverty, saalour, bad government, kidnapping, banditry, Boko Haram, terrorism, corruption, etc.
“Nigeria is now the poverty capital of the world, having overtaken India. She is 149th of the 183 most corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International, in its Corruption Perception Index.
“Civil society is very engaged, as otherwise the main lights fall on the cheap crumbs that fall from their masters’ tables. The opposition is in disarray, unable to unite its actions to challenge a failed governor.
“The Naira is badly treated, it is exchanged for around 600 naira to the dollar. Inflation is all over the place. The prices of food and consumables have risen geometrically, out of the reach of ordinary men and women.
“Even on the side of democracy, our precious civil liberties have been circumscribed and largely spoiled. Freedom of expression has become an essential good.
“The rule of law is in decline, giving free rein to the rule of thumb. Court orders are disobeyed with reckless abandon. The situation is so sad and pathetic, ”complained the lawyer.
However, the federal government said that the challenges facing Nigeria are part of the development process.
Boss Mustapha, Secretary of Government of the Federation, pointed out that some countries never faced major crises, but were fragmented.
“For Nigeria to reach the age of 61, I think it is commendable. Despite the challenges the country has gone through, we have shown Nigerian resistance. “
The SGF assured that the Buhari administration was doing everything possible to protect the people and create a better future. It gave the government an infrastructure pass.
During his Independence Day address, the president boasted that the current leadership had performed better than previous ones in six years.