The first solution is social transformation and value reorientation. We must
work towards establishing a society where people are judged not by their family
background, ethnic or religious affiliation, but by merit and character and a
society where people imbibe ideals of fairness, justice and honesty.

Secondly, we must ensure enthronement of Good leadership. According to Bola
Tinubu (2013), “There is urgent need for a new generation of leaders that would
clear the cobwebs of decadence and political scavengers. This new generation of
leaders must take our dear country to its manifest destiny”.

Also, government must ensure provision of basic amenities of life such as
food, clothing, water, road, power, education and employment. It must also
ensure improvement in the standard of living.

Other recommendations include an independent and honest press, independent
judiciary, strict enforcement of laws, accountability in public office, and
policies implementation. Finally, we must uproot the tree of disunity and sow
the seeds of unity.


At 53, Nigeria is far from its destiny. There is an overwhelming disparity
between expectation and reality. Rectifying the anomalies is a joint task
incumbent on all stakeholders not just the government. Therefore, all hands
must be on deck!

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    Making Progress or Remaining Stagnant” (October 4, 2013). Available online
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    Problems and Solutions” (Oct 2, 2011). Available online at
  4. Emmanuel Oladesu, “What is
    Nigeria celebrating at 53?” (Oct 1, 2013). Available online at
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