Democracy: Governor Ododo urges resilience in Nigeria’s journey towards justice for all

Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo has called for resilience in Nigeria’s journey to ensure justice for all her citizens as the country marks 25 years of uninterrupted democratic governance since 1999.

In his Democracy Day message, Governor Ododo, Wednesday called on Nigerians to remain resolute and steadfast in the collective journey to sustain democratic governance which is essential to guarantee freedom of choices that promotes rule of law and the capacity of ordinary Nigerians to demand justice from those in positions of authority at all levels.

In a statement released by the Special Adviser on media to the governor, Ismaila Isah Governor said the commemoration of Democracy Day must go beyond a day in our calendar but an auspicious opportunity for all Nigerians to reflect on the resilience, strength, and unwavering spirit of heroes who have made sacrifices to establish and sustain democracy in the country. 

“As we celebrate Democracy Day and 25 years of uninterrupted civil rule in Nigeria, we salute the courage and determination of those who paved the way for the democratic governance we experience today. 

“We must continue to honour their memory and pledge to uphold the principles for which they stood by ensuring that citizens continue to enjoy the freedom of choices and access to justice and rule of law as enshrined in democratic principles.

“But beyond that, our people must be empowered to have decent lives by making our resources work in their interest and giving them opportunities to participate in economic activities at all levels,” Governor Ododo said.

While describing democracy as a continuous journey that requires the participation, vigilance, and dedication of every citizen, the Governor enjoined Nigerians to support the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in his efforts to mobilize Nigerians and our resources to overcome challenges that hinder our progress and strive towards a more inclusive, equitable, and prosperous society.

Governor Ododo called on the people of Kogi State to remain steadfast in their commitment to the democratic ideals of unity, peace, and development. 

He stressed the importance of dialogue, tolerance, and mutual respect among the people to navigate the complexities of a diverse society, stressing that his administration is committed to building a state where every voice is heard, every person is valued, and every community thrives as beneficiaries of the dividends of democracy.

“In Kogi State, we have made significant strides in strengthening our democratic institutions, promoting good governance, and ensuring the active participation of all our citizens in the democratic process. Our administration remains committed to transparency, accountability, and the continuous improvement of the welfare of our people,” Governor Ododo assured. 

The Governor promised to sustain his consultation with all stakeholders in order to ensure an all inclusive governance in the state. 

Special Adviser on Media to the Governor 

June 12, 2024

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