By tomorrow, October 1, 2019, it will be 59 years since the British colonial masters handed over governance to Nigerians.
While this milestone marks a time of celebration of Nigeria as a sovereign entity; it also poses as one of the best periods one can weigh the performance of the country, on how it has best harnessed its human and natural endowments in ensuring the sustainable socio-economic development of the country and its people.
As a media entity situated in Nigeria, TheNewsGuru [TNG], decided to monitor the sojourn of the biggest Africa nation on her journey so far as a self-ruled state. Reviewing Nigeria at 59, TNG interviewed experts considering parameters like the state of our governance, economy among others to ascertain Nigeria’s progress so far.
Since independence in 1960, the development efforts and outcomes in Nigeria has continued to vary from time to time until the present date (October 2019). Our resourceful interviewees reviewed the scenarios at critical stages in the development process illuminating the salient political and economic policy landmarks and anti-development obstacles such as poor leadership, widespread corruption, high cost of governance etc.
Our editorial efforts in chronicling the state of Nigeria as a nation, 59 years after it walked into the road of political freedom expose that though the country is politically independent it has not been able to turnaround the country’s resources in the interest of the citizens to achieve the desired level of development. Our reports which also proffer guidelines for the way forward for Nigeria are all finalised and they will be published on this medium tomorrow.
Some of the topics to expect under TNG’s special report on #Nigeria@59 include: 59 years after independence: Insights on Nigeria’s legislative agenda; Nig@59: Asian Tigers dominating our economy’; Prof. Fatunde Dissects Nigeria economy under Buhari; Judiciary still dependent on executive arm despite decolonisation; 59 years after, has Nigerian experiment worked.