Jeffrey J. Hawkins, Jr. U.S. Consul
Jeffrey J. Hawkins, Jr. U.S. Consul General Lagos, Nigeria wants Nigerians to answer four questions.
1. Why are Nigerians good at identifying problems and not solving them?.
2. Why are your political parties indistinguishable?
3. Why such a disconnect of the incredible quality of your people(referring to the distinguished academics, entrepreneurs etc at the event) and the political class?
4. Why so little accountability in government?
What are your answers to these questions.? Comment below.
Jeffrey J. Hawkins, Jr. was speaking at the 5th year anniversary of #EiE(Enough is enough) in Lagos, West Nigeria yesterday, 27 April, 2015. The event with the topic "#EiEat 5. Building the office of the Citizen, An Intergenerational Conversation about Citizens & Governance in Nigeria" had as key speakers, Dr. Christopher Kolade(CON) and Oby Ezekwili,. a Nigerian chartered accountant. She was a co-founder of Transparency International, serving as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. and founder of #BringBackOurGirls movement.
Executive Director of EiE, 'Yemi Ademolekun, said,"This is not the Nigeria I was was raised in, neither is it the Nigeria I expected to live in or want to leave for my children. We have no excuse to be where we are and we are all responsible for whatever for whatever we think is wrong with Nigeria.
For me, it's not about politicians or government, its about citizens".
EiE in its sixth year intends to focus on what Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili calls the "Office of the Citizen".
EnoughisEnough Nigeria (EiE) is a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens. We are non-partisan, neither are we a platform for the actualization of any individual’s political ambitions.
More reports on the event soon.