By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has said that corruption and social injustice constitute Nigeria’s economic problems.
NOA director in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Enoh Uyoh who made the observation urged Nigerian citizens to be active and participate in governance to hold their leaders accountable and reap dividends of democracy.
Mr. Uyoh said while presenting Federal Government’s policies and programmes for economic development, peace and security to stakeholders in Uyo on Thursday April 18, 2019.
He said that the present government was working hard to restore economic growth, invest in Nigerians and to build a globally competitive economy.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari, has demonstrated strong commitment to the anti-corruption war and has recovered funds and assets from corrupt political leaders.
“We want citizens to be involved in governance. Government need to sit down with the people, so as to know how to move the country forward. Without the people, there is no governance.
“Numerous economic, social and anti-corruption programmes unrolled by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the past three and half years to implement its change mantra.
“Without transparency and accountability, Nigeria cannot succeed. Nigerians are not trusted because we have failed within us to be disciplined.
“Corruption and Social injustice has eaten deep into the fabric of everything in Nigeria and unless we rethink, Nigeria will continue to suffer,” Uyoh said.
The state director added that government would continue to carry out strategic measures to ensure that poverty was totally eradicated among the vulnerable ones in the country.
Uyoh stressed the need for stakeholders in the local government level to sensitize those at the grassroots, so as to enable them understand government policies and programmes.
He said. “It is our duty to sensitize the people on government programs and activities. The people should not be left in the dark.
“Government has programmes for the people, because without the people there is no governance. We would continue to publicize the programme of the federal, state and local government,” he added.