By Grace Udofia
The National Rebirth Group, NGR, a nascent pro-good governance body has told Nigerians to take a firm stand against the 17-year old bad governance which has resulted in pervasive hunger and poverty amidst plenty, in the country.
The body which stated it is “determined to provide a rallying point for our people to agitate and fashion a way out of the present debacle,” held that “the accumulation of governance deficits in the country could fundamentally threaten the survival of democracy.”
In a communiqué issued in Abuja, yesterday, at the end of two-day National Organising Committee meeting of the NRG, at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, signed by NRG’s Interim National Chairman, Comrade Salisu Mohammed, the body stated that a tapestry of economic policy inconsistencies
and gross maladministration were the defining features of the nation’s democracy.
“A cursory look at the political landscape of our country from the return to democracy in 1999 to date reveals a tapestry of perpetual political experimentation, economic policy inconsistencies and asystem of maladministration characterized by bad governance.