Friday, February 12, 2010

When the people marched...

Civil society groups marched out to protest the continued absence of the Nigerian president a couple of weeks ago in Lagos. This week, the outcry has paid off and his deputy has been installed in an official acting capacity. Who says that a little pressure in the right places does not work?

The people will not keep quiet until their lives are made better through life-improving policies.

Power to the people!


Leif Hagen said...

Glad to see you post again! Good government and good leaders are important for the benefit of all!
Happy weekend!

r l n ! said...

What's the update regarding the march? Any lasting results? With the current economic downturns, how's Lagos dealing with it -- and what's the government doing about it...or is it business as usual -- maintaining its negative reputation of corruption and nepotism?

It's good that the regular folks are making themselves heard... and sometimes it takes news-worthy and aggressive actions like the march to cause a change. i'm glad that the police did not respond in a violent manner and i pray that your country's government will heed GOD in their decisions and remember that the people voted them in in the first place!