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ICC Note

Nigerian government led by President Buhari has had a very difficult time governing. This is due largely to violence from Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen directed at the country’s Christian population. Despite the Presidents efforts to keep the country together, patriotism is at an all-time low. Hopefully his administration can finish out its term stronger than it began so that violence against Christians can be addressed.   

2017-05-28 Nigeria (All Africa) -Diplomacy under President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) (Buhariplomacy) in the past two years has been difficult because of the domestic foundations and the hostile external environment which made political governance quite difficult. At the domestic level, national security was threatened by the terror of Boko Haram and herdsmen, self-determination-driven militancy, corruption-driven political chicanery, and economic malaise.

The most critical reason for the difficulty in political governance is the lack of continuity of objectivity of purpose. Every government that comes to power has its own agenda and does not generally seek to sustain existing policies. Every new government assumes that it has better policies and approaches to good governance. Most unfortunately, however, it is when a new government takes over power that it only begins to learn more about the limitations of its presumptions about governance and that they know that ‘what is behind six is more than seven.’

As at today, Nigeria is more divided geo-politically than ever before. The level of patriotism has sharply declined among the people. Activities of underground men are reported virtually everyday. While the Nigerian soldiers are fighting tooth and nail to defend the territorial integrity of the country, foreign policy machinery does very little to defend them when they are wrongly accused of having violated humanitarian laws.

 

 

 

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