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Towards Smooth Transition In Nigeria

Posted: May 11, 2015 at 2:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

As our nation, Nigeria prepares for transition from PDP-ledl Administration to AP incoming government, there is a need to ensure a hitch-free transition by all the parties involved.

LASU Vice Chancellor, Prof John Obafunwa

LASU Vice Chancellor, Prof John Obafunwa

The PDP sitting Government Transition Committee should be able to work in harmony with the APC Incoming Government Transition Committee. The APC Transition Committee should see the former as partners in progress and believe in them and ask sincere questions. There should be transparency and open mindedness in the whole exercise devoid of unnecessary secrecy which might spur or breed suspicions, bearing in mind that at the end of the day, the common goal of serving the nation with all their hearts shall be achieved. Patriotism should be the watch word instead of rancour which leave some psychological scares.
It is worthy to note that this is the not the first time a change in government or a change in the baton of leadership is being effected in Nigeria, hence, there is a need to avoid unnecessary conflicts or accusations that might arise in the on going transition process. What is paramount is that the parties should do their own bit in all sincerity of purpose.

I believe the current administration has done its best within its knowledge and capacity hence should leave the corridor of power head-high with bold smiles. But any frowning of face or blame fixing at this crucial period could suggest a contrary signal.
Let’s join hands and make Nigeria great by ensuring a smooth transition process, and ultimate hand over of power by Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari come 29th May, 2015.

• Chris Anayo Chukwudebem, 8, Wosilat Street, Ijesha, Surulere, Lagos.