This is an amazing question. If I were to be the president of Nigeria, I would make sure to accomplish these four important things.
First, I would strengthen and invest on our educational system, second, I would make sure that everyone has equal and fair treatment in our country, third, I would provide basic amenities for everyone, and lastly, I would secure and protect our borders.
The educational system in Nigeria is not one in which we should be happy with. Nigeria has schools, colleges, universities and learning institutions, but our learning environment is not set as high and competitive as other countries.
For instance, Nigeria does not fund our schools adequately. Teachers teach with not enough books, no supplies, no good and working labs or books that are often over 20 years old. How can we expect our children to be updated with the worlds information if our teaching materials are not new or probably do not meet international standards? So sad to say that teachers in our public schools are forced to buy text books and supplies for our children with their own salary.
Why do they do this? This is because they believe that our children are the leaders of tomorrow. Do you know? Teachers are one of the countries lowest paid professionals. I will make sure that I revitalize the educational system in order to meet international standards.
If I were president, I would also make sure that everyone in this country is being treated equally and fairly. Treating everyone equally and fairly has nothing to do with age, gender, equal housing, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and credit, to mention but few.
The Civil Rights Act of 1999 helped to put in place what the amendments tried to do early in history, but do you know what? There is still much to be done. Companies needs to be regulated better and stricter rules need to be imposed and fined if necessary. Every Nigerian deserves the right to be treated with equality and fairness whether they are male or female, old or young, or mixed race.
Provision of basic amenities for everyone would be on my list. Bad roads, interrupted electricity supply, dilapidated school structures, and poor health care facilities have been the order of the day. Basic amenities makes life good for the people. They are things considered to be essential to make life easier and more pleasant.
I will make sure to provide every part of the country with amenities such as good and working roads, running water, working health care, subsidized fuel, stable electricity and so on.
Lastly, Nigeria is said to be a country in West Africa. Nigeria shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. It also shares a border with the self-declared, but internationally unrecognized state of Ambazonia in the southeast. Its coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the south and it borders Lake Chad to the northeast. Securing Nigeria’s borders will be undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests. This is to make sure that the well-being of the people is ensured and the economy is secured. However, this idea is to ensure that the protocol that is involved in the movement of goods and trade facilitation is strictly adhered.
With all this been said, there is no doubt to mention that Nigeria will be on its journey of regaining its lost glory.
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If I was the President, the number one thing I will change is to make sure the SECURITY of the country is 100% because without it the country can’t have peace. Nigeria was recently ranked Number 3 in World Terrorism Index.
Security of life and properties has been a problem for the past and present governments in which they have failed Nigerians woefully. Billions of dollars, aside from thousands of lives, have been lost due to insecurity in the country through the fight against terrorist groups ranging from Boko Haram in the North to Militants in the South.
Currently, each household in Nigeria has it own police force (gateman/mai guard). No wonder Nigerians don’t expect anything anymore from their leaders and little wonder the politicians help themselves to resources meant for these things.
This is how I would tackle the outstanding security issues:
The police, which are the primary custodian of security, would be appreciated more for their efforts. I realize Nigerian policemen can be effective when well equipped and appreciated.
At the event of the death of any security officer on duty, their children would be fully sponsored to tertiary level on government account. Their lives will be insured by a reputable insurance firm and would ensure that their country immortalizes them. I will put a strict order in place against bribery for as low as N20 for which they will lose the job and get prosecuted if found guilty.
The security rescue lines would be kept active.
Also, all phone call data will be kept to monitor time interval between distress calls and police, firemen, NEMA response time. This will help ensure an effective system. In the absence of NEPA infrastructure, I would sub-contract the CCTV camera technology that would monitor our highways and streets to telecom companies who may use the same generators used to power their base stations to power the street cameras.
I would leave the next government to tackle infrastructure problems (such as water, energy and roads) which would require a stable and secured environment to put in place.
This will be my own contribution towards the changing of Nigeria.
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