Minister of State for Information andÂ Communications, Mr. Labaran Maku has said the only way democracy can succeed in Nigeria is for allÂ elected leaders and the populace to obey the 1999 Constitution of the nation.
LabaranÂ at an interactive session with children andÂ youth on the occasionÂ ofÂ Democracy Day in Abuja, described democracy as the future of Nigerian youths in the country, and saidÂ the Federal Government was committed to itsÂ success.
â€œWe have had series of exams malpractices, where children today and teachers and even parents who will go to buy exams paper for their children so that instead of the children to work according to the rules. The children will not read because they know that their parents will buy examination papers for them. This act has harmed the standard of education in Nigeria and that again is the violation of the law.
â€œAnother area is in the area of secret cult, we have these shameful practices whereby some children will go and form secret cult and meet in the night.
And they take hard drugs and that is not good for the development of democracy and development of the country. These are the things that have made the country not to look good before the rest of the world.
There are also some other Nigerians that will go to Asian countries to go and manufacture a sub-standard drug and they will come and sell in Nigeria, and many innocent people die as a result of this. And I urge you to shun all these vices.â€
He also condemned the use of religion by some Nigerians to kill innocent people in some part of the country.