The Chief Executive Officer of Connected Development, Hamzat Lawal, on Friday, advocated for more comprehensive electoral, constitutional, and judiciary reforms to fortify Nigeria’s democratic foundations.
Lawal made the call in commemoration of the 2023 International Day of Democracy. The International Day of Democracy is celebrated on September 15 with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy.
While commending the judiciary for its pivotal role in upholding democracy in the country, Lawal, in a statement, also called for improved reforms across the security agencies.
Shedding more light on their vital contributions to the nation’s democratic progress, he said:
“Nigerian security agencies have played a crucial role in maintaining peace and security during elections, while the judiciary has been instrumental in upholding the principles of justice and accountability.”
Speaking on Nigeria’s democratic journey and the need to uphold democracy in the country, Lawal said, “Democracy is an ongoing journey; continuous efforts to improve and strengthen it are essential for the nation’s progress and stability.
“As Nigeria looks to the future, such reforms are necessary to address existing challenges, enhance transparency, and bolster the democratic system. Open and inclusive discussions are essential to ensure that these reforms align with the aspirations and needs of the Nigerian populace.”
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