Despite its challenges, democracy in Nigeria must be protected by every citizen.

The advice was given by the speakers at an event to commemorate the country’s 25 years of unbroken democratic governance, organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; former governor of Lagos, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; foreign diplomats, and business experts argued on Wednesday evening that democracy has benefitted Nigeria since 1999 when the country began its Fourth Republic.

Others who spoke at the event include Prof. Eghosa Osaghae of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs; Dr. Muda Yusuf, former chairman of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce; and Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM).

Obasa said Nigeria deserved to celebrate because, in the last 25 years, the country has successfully transferred power from one administration to another, and upheld the principles of representation, accountability, and the rule of law.

June 16, 2024

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