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By Nicole

Ituah Ighodalo, has declared that Nigeria is at a crossroad.

The Convener of the Rebuild Nigeria Initiative (RNI), Ituah Ighodalo, has proclaimed that Nigeria is at a crossroads and regrets that the country’s fortunes have continued to deteriorate to the disadvantage of its population. Last Thursday, Ighodalo said decades of bad governance and pervasive corruption had deteriorated Nigerians’ level of living. He was speaking at the second Rebuild Nigeria Initiative (RNI) event, which was hosted at the Metropolitan Club in Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He bemoaned the fact that protests were spreading throughout the nation as economic and human development indicators continued to deteriorate, adding that this was endangering previous efforts to foster national cohesion, maintain political stability, create a middle class, and sustain economic growth. Ighodalo, Lead Pastor of Trinity House Church, issued a dire warning that Nigeria’s future was in jeopardy if the current downward spiral wasn’t stopped. He said, that if the demise of our magnificent nation is to be avoided, we must recognize that there is a sense of urgency to act.

Promoting peace dialogues both national and worldwide signifies peace.

Ighodalo explained in detail his proposal for a national peace discussion, saying that they think that promoting peace dialogues at the sub-national, national, and worldwide levels highlights the significance of peace as a foundation for societal well-being, security, politics, and socioeconomic prosperity. In order to overcome differences and advance the sovereignty of one Nigeria with values like diversity, fairness, equity, justice, and inclusion respected by all, they also intend to encourage this among armed groups.

They think that encouraging and securing national reconciliation in all spheres will aid in preventing fresh conflicts and defusing existing ones. They would encourage their entrenchment into the national discourse through their actions and programs since national restructuring and reconciliation are essential components of rebuilding Nigeria. Additionally, they think that promoting accountability and good governance is a crucial step in Nigeria’s reconstruction. As an element of boosting public confidence in leadership performance, accountability plays a crucial role in fostering effective governance.

RNI plans to actively contribute to the advent of a new Nigeria.

Due to the fact that they firmly believe that dialogue is about listening, sharing, and questioning, RNI plans to actively contribute to the emergence of a new Nigeria by investing in understanding the fundamental issues causing socio-political conflicts in and around Nigeria; catalyzing grassroots-led trust-building; facilitating problem-solving peace dialogues; and establishing a peace treaty. Regarding what differentiates RNI’s strategy, he said they are organizing differently as an advocacy group of non-State actors along four major clusters of organizations and individuals that are not linked with, directed by, or funded by the Nigerian government.

Speaking at the panel discussion, Khadija Okunnu-Lamidi, a former presidential candidate running on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform, said: Nigeria has a trust deficit, and if we are not prepared to repair it, it will be impossible to build the nation. Nigeria must also develop norms that are acceptable, make contributions, and participate in politics. There will be another rebellion like the #EndSARS if we keep going in this direction over the coming decades.

Nigerian citizens and leaders need a mindset shift.

Dr. Nichola Okoye, President and Founder of the African Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., stated: “Both the Nigerian people and the Nigerian leadership require a paradigm shift.” We don’t take ourselves seriously enough in Nigeria. And we must take ourselves seriously if we want the outside world to take us seriously. Power is one of the main issues in Nigeria. There are thousands of mechanical engineers, but in Nigeria, no power producing device has ever been designed. It is clear that there is a problem with the people, not simply the leaders, because all of the generating sets utilized in Nigeria are imports. All of our engineers attend school, but after they graduate, no one is designing. Nobody truly creates anything. Not even a water pump has been created yet. Therefore, that indicates that the problem is mostly a Nigerian one.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

Truly Nigeria is at a crossroad and something needs to be done to redirect our nation to the right path, economically,politically, security wise and we need a paradigm shift in order to profer solutions to things on ground

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

Lots of promises has been made by politicians in the pass which are nothing to go by with because nothing to show for it as a result and this time if truly Nigerians want the right thing to be done,they must choose wisely.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

The country needs restructuring and that has been said over time. We need to bring back the country in a pedestal of production. It has to work for us.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

To advocate for evolution in Nigeria fundamental issues impeding the development and growth of the country must be addressed fully at first hand. Then, we can now dive in and restructure the country system well.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

The growing unrest across the country as measures of economic and social progress fell further and is very sad and something should be done about it

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

We should have previous efforts to develop national cohesiveness, preserve political stability, create a middle class, and sustain economic progress were put in jeopardy as a result of this.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

It is imperative that we acknowledge the sense of urgency that exists in order to take action if we wish to forestall the destruction of our great nation.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

Yes something must be done to save the nation it is getting worse and worse everyday we need to reconstruct our country system to make things balance and back to normal

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

They hope that by encouraging this among armed groups, tensions will be reduced and Nigeria’s sovereignty will develop while also upholding core principles like diversity, fairness, equity, justice, and inclusion.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

They should explain in depth his proposal for a national peace discussion, stating their belief that encouraging peace dialogues at the local, national, and international levels demonstrates the importance of peace as a cornerstone for society.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

Accountability is an essential component in the process of fostering effective governance because it helps to increase public confidence in the performance of leadership.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

Although Nigeria is home to hundreds of mechanical experts, no one there has yet developed a gadget to generate electricity. All of Nigeria’s generating sets are imported, indicating a deeper problem with the population

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Everything has really gone bad with this country Nigeria. We really need to do something because the country is truly at the crossroad.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

As economic and human development indices kept getting worse, protests started to spread across the country, according to the statement, threatening earlier attempts to promote national cohesion and preserve political stability. And in none of these has the government been triggered to make things right. We can’t go on like this.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

Everything in this country, Nigeria, has taken a decidedly negative turn. Because our nation is actually at a fork in the road, there is an urgent need for us to take action.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

If we want to prevent the ruin of our wonderful nation, we must recognize the sense of urgency that exists and act accordingly.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

It has been established that the nation requires reorganization over the course of time. It is imperative that we restore the country to its former level of production. It is necessary that this work for us.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Since national restructuring and reconciliation are crucial elements of reconstructing Nigeria, they would support their encroachment into the public debate by their actions and activities.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

The country needs restructuring and that has been said over time. several promises has been made by politicians in the pass which are nothing to go by with…too bad!

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

The sovereignty of Nigeria is in danger, if nothing is done urgently, the Nigeria might not exist again. Bribery and corruption in every sector in Nigeria.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

The country called Nigeria is indeed at the verge of collapsing. Our corrupt politicians, government officials have succeeded in ruining this nation. It is well

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

The country is at the verge of collapsing. The level of corruption practices and bribery in every government and non governmental sectors calls for a great concern. It will take a supreme being intervention to put this nation back together.