Nigeria Elections: 5 major problems in Nigeria each Presidential Candidate Should focus on resolving
In today’s article, we are going to delt into some problems facing Nigerians that the government should be much concerned about solving.
A lot is happening these days which are one way or the other causes of specific problems in Nigeria and if care is not taken could escalate.
Let’s quickly get into it…
Some of the most important problems facing Nigeria today that the government should address are crime and security, unemployment, electricity access, infrastructure and road quality. This was pointed out by Nigerian citizens surveyed in 2020.
Crime and Security
Crime and Security have been huge problems over the years that the presidential candidates in Nigeria need to focus on. crime/offense as an act or omission which violates existing laws in Nigeria.
Arguing that crime/offense is a major cause of insecurity in Nigeria, quality efforts are invested in demonstrating that both citizens and government violate laws despite the that government does not usually prosecute itself. With this, the Security of people living in the country becomes a problem.
Three major types of crime-related insecurity, namely life insecurity, knowledge insecurity and labor insecurity. It is recommended that the Nigerian government should get its priority right by mobilizing against those criminalities such as armed robbery, terrorism, murder, kidnapping, etc. that constitute a serious threat to its survival.
Nonetheless, it is concluded that the Nigerian state stands to benefit from lawbreakers if properly processed.
Another problem presidential candidates should focus on curbing is unemployment.
Unemployment is a situation whereby persons capable and willing to work are unable to find suitable paid employment. Unemployment is one of the major problems in Nigeria because it has caused so many issues like insecurity, banditry, kidnapping and other related acts.
Take as an illustration, in the first quarter of 2021, a report published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on its website noted that Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate has risen from 27.1 percent in the second quarter of 2020, to 33 percent and needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
Nigeria has a very different story than most of the countries that the Climate Scorecard reports on. As a developing country, Nigeria still has a large segment of the population living without access to electricity. In 2018, 56.5% of the country’s population had access to electricity, and undoubtedly low figure when compared to global levels of 89.6% and this is no good thing but a great problem that a presidential candidate should put in mind.
Though there are infrastructures such as roads, railroads, airports, and communication networks, there is a need for more infrastructures to help in curbing the rate of unemployment which is a major cause of crime and insecurity problems in the country.
Though it is an undeniable fact that Nigeria has the largest road network in West Africa but a major contributor to this statistic is the poor condition of the roads. Potholes are numerous, leading drivers to swerve around them, sometimes putting themselves and those in other vehicles at risk.
There are frequent delays when vehicles have to slow down. Lagos, the capital city, is notorious for its slow traffic.
Therefore presidential candidates need to have these as their priority.
What are you facing? You can add them in the comments section and together we build a better country.
By: Esther Ametepe