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NIGERIA’S POLITICAL LEADERS WHO SAW TOMORROW & THE HUGE TASKS BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE ARMS OF GOVERNMENT

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Quotes for Today: ‘’No matter how dark the sky seems, the sun will always shine again’’ – Kathryn Mayer “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.” – Martin Luther King Jnr. As new governments commence their political journeys, TERRIFIC HEADLINES welcomes incoming elected public functionaries and their counterparts who are returning to their various posts to continue serving their people. Congratulations!  Perhaps the legislative arms of the three tiers of Government have the most tasking roles to play at this critical juncture in Nigeria’s history of political development. So, it seems to TERRIFIC HEADLINES. This is majorly because of the reforms that have to be put in place to correct ills of the past and improve on the nation’s current deficiencies in order to hasten development. Nigeria has many brilliant and capable brains.  But the answer has in the past six decades been: ‘’Who will do it for Nigeria? Who are the patriots that would lead Nigeria into its place in destiny?’’ The answer is that we have them in abundance and they would only succeed in effecting the necessary changes by very strong determination, political will and respect for constitutional provisions. If political leaders decide to move as they should do in governance, the process of change and reorientation of their societies, will manifest and we will witness true development.  But Nigerians need to join hands to build a better and more productive polity by getting more interested in civil democratic governance and how their affairs are managed by political leaders  Nigeria’s legislative arms comprise those who ‘’police the Executive branch’’ and are responsible for making laws for good governance. If they perform these tasks responsibly and patriotically, without seeking undue privileges, Nigeria will progress. If not, we remain on one spot. Members of the legislative branch could copy the resilience and determination of that Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto, (1496-1542) who led the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States; emerging the first person documented to have crossed the Mississippi River. Soto, upon reflection stated that: ‘’The present has finally prevailed; the past will not return; the future is here; we have the solid blocks to build a firm foundation therefrom, to secure a stable future.’’  If the national…

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