SPEAKER of the House of
Representatives, Yakubu Dogara
believes that Nigeria’s democracy
has matured and has promised to
further strengthen it through quality
Hon. Dogara stated this in his
congratulatory message to Nigerians
as they mark Democracy Day and
17 years of uninterrupted civil
democratic rule.
The Speaker also said that this
milestone event calls for sober
reflections on the country’s
achievements and failures as a
democratic nation.
He further said that as a major
symbol of democracy, the House
of Representatives under his
leadership, promises to continue
to strengthen Nigeria’s democratic
growth and development through
legislating for the needs and
aspirations of Nigerians.
“The 2015 general elections that
brought the opposition party headed
by President Muhammadu Buhari
to power, shows that our democracy
has matured and come of age.
“As Nigeria faces serious economic
challenges as a result of dwindling
oil revenues and mismanagement
of our resources, Nigerians should
be hopeful and trust the capacity
of the current democratically
elected government to confront
these problems and provide lasting
“Indeed, we should patiently
await the results of the current
policies and actions of government
which we believe will soon begin to
yield positive results.
“It is not an easy task and we are
not yet there, but with hardwork,
commitment, dedication and
patriotic zeal on the part of all
Nigerians and good, accountable
and corrupt- free government by
leaders, our democracy will soon
begin to deliver on its promise
of life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness,” he stated.

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