June 16, 2009

How democracy can be sustained— Imohe

By Kingsley Omonobi

ABUJA — Barely one month after the nation celebrated 10 years of uninterrupted democratic governance, a security Chief and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador E. E. Imohe has warned of dangers that have to be overcome to ensure its sustenance.

According to him, “there is obvious weak capacity of many national institutions, which has hindered the consolidation of democracy and development in Nigeria. The efficiency of key institutions like the National Assembly, the Electoral Commission, the Population Commission, Security agencies, Political parties, the Courts and even the civil service is critical to the attainment of a vibrant democracy”.

Speaking on the topic ‘Strategies for Consolidating Democracy and Development in Nigeria’, in Abuja, the DG said, “Over the past ten years, these institutions have manifested inadequate capacity to live up to expectations in helping to engender steady development and democracy in the country”.